deethorpe's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 67, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a partial mastectomy and the the sentinal lymph node removed. My removal of the lymph node and lumpectomy was painful.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was put on Tamoxifin, I have some side effects but not as many as the first med I was on. Have pain in joints and am short of breath at times. Very tired.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    I am gaining weight since I startedon Tamoxiphen. All in my stomach area. Feel shaky sometimes like I have low blood sugar? Depression and sore joints, back mostly.

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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Whether to have radiation after surgery or not.

    Decision Point

    My oncologist said with my kind of cancer there was a 6% chance of cancer coming back if I do not have radiation and 1% if I do. I did not choose do do radiation.

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