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

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Misty
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    My insurance company delayed my surgery by repeatedly taking too long for approvals. Ended up with no reconstruction to avoid further delay.

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    • Misty
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    almost 4 years ago
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    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: Disagree
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    • Misty
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    • Misty
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Stopped Taxol after 6 weeks. I developed a rash that started on my ankle area and moved up my legs. Taxol stopped to avoid the rash appearing on the rest of my body, including my face. Also had neuropathy in hands and feet. Even now I still have it in my feet, from my toes to the first 1/3 of my foot.

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  5. 5
    • Misty
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Following Herceptin infusions I was put on Arimidex. Had to stop Arimidex after one month.

    Decision Point

    Decided just this week to give Aromasin a try. I have a 30-day sample to try before going back for my first post-chemo & Herceptin check-up. I'm very hesitant to do this, but being HER-2/neu with ER+ & PR+, I know it's supposed to help. I'll decide next month whether or not I will continue with it. First serious side effects, I'm done.

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  6. 6
    • Misty
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Had a special evening with my boyfriend.

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