TajuannaM's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 41, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Life

    Oh No

    When I was diagnosed my twins were 1 1/ 2.

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was hard BUT survivable

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Dark circles under eyes caused by anemia

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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Lost my hair, everywhere. Eyebrows eyelashes hair under arms hair on legs. All gone lost it after 2nd round of chemo. That was 6 months ago and it's still gone

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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy on 1 breast and lymph nudes removed

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mine was an outpatient surgery. The pain didn't begin until a few weeks after surgery. Now I have pain tightness and numbing under my are all the way up to elbow. 3 weeks ago was surgery

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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