LoreneB's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy

    Decision Point

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

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  2. 2
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    with three different types of chemo, at different stages, at some points the chemo had side effects in which my body ached and I was consistently nauseous

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    slight "sunburn" to the radiated area which was taken care of with consistent applications of lotion

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    started with tissue expanders at time of mastectomy and finished with implants and will have nipple reconstruction and tattooed areolas. Process was much easier than expected and I am very happy with the results.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    • LoreneB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tamoxifen for the next 5 years

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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