DinaBr's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • DinaBr
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Procedure went well, came home after a couple of days with a drain for a couple of weeks.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 6 aggressive chemos and 4 less aggressive. Missed a total of 1/2 day of work. I'd schedule my chemo @ 8:30, it would take 2 1/2 - 3 hrs., and I would go straight to work from there.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had 38 radiation treatments, Monday through Friday, from May - August.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • DinaBr
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    about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Hand foot syndrome, low white blood cell counts, lymphedema

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    • DinaBr
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Took my last chemo in May and last radiation in August. Hair started to grow back late November. My Mom kept asking me if I was going to shave my head again, and I couldn't make her understand it was just once.

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