tuninong'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: 52, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • tuninong
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    I'm currently on my 3rd cycle and everytime I have total infusion, I itch for about 2 days. I also suffer from heat flushes, and sometimes heart burn.

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    • tuninong
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    To shave or not to shave

    Decision Point

    When my hair started falling, I looked sicker than I am. The decision to go one step ahead led me to the decision to go ahead and shave my hair. best decision ever. I felt in control of the situation and i do not have to spend extra time to clean the showers.

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    • tuninong
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sense of taste

    Loss

    I think the flu like symptoms is easy to deal with. It's the sense of taste that I find hard to deal with. However, knowing that my body needs the nutrition, I force myself to eat and drink to control other complications from developing.

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