Marie's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 53

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    • Marie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosis

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    • Marie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Marie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    No guidance. Lack of understanding by medical staff regarding effects of chemo on cognitive function and ability to perform at work. Some of these problems are slowly getting better and I'm taking steps to strengthen my weaknesses and learn workarounds. Some of these problems are obviously permanent. Lack of camaraderie. In the last year I have not spoken to one person who may have experienced similar problems. Extreme fatigue. Frustration with not being able to rejoin friends in my athletic circles.

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