GrandmaJanice's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had 2 lumpectomies and axillary lymph node dissection

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    2 years later I still have to put a rag under bra because of the radiation burn. The nurses were very cold at the time of treatment

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    seroma builds up and has to be aspirated regularly

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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    I wish I had heard my options-I just went with what the surgeon suggested,

    Decision Point

    The surgeon did not like me asking questions-I finally switched Dr. after one year

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  6. 6
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  7. 7
    about 4 years ago
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    Now taking Famra for 5 years

    Other Care

    I have hot flashes but would have them, hoping not to have recurrance

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