grandmaof2's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 71, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    After a routine annual mammogram, I was advised to have a needle biopsy done on some tissue that looked suspicious. Result: I had cancer! That only happens to other people, not me.......... That was a really depressing day.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my lumpectomy and sentinal lymph node biopsy done 6 months ago today. All margins came back clear. Two nodes were removed.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Because my breast cancer was a Stage 1, I opted for the lumpectomy. So I did not need the chemo. But because my cancer was positioned so close to the chest wall, I was advised to go ahead with the radiation treatments.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    I am currently taking Arimidex for the cancer and Fosamax for the bone thinning. Some of my side effects are hot flashes, confusion, anxiety/depression, memory problems, cough, weight gain, mood changes

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Aromasin every day for 5 years. I've been taking it for almost 2 years.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    about 3 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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

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  7. 7
    about 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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