terrilynn's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went better than expected.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
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    about 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had fear of the injection before surgery, but it was painless. Just felt pressure.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Only on day 3 of treatment and i am starting to feel not so good. Developed restless legs and did not sleep well. have a slight headache and food i becoming appealing.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I was shocked at how fast my hair started going, my husband shaved my head on day 15 of my first AC treatment, and I am still losing the stubble on my head and other body hair.

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  5. 5
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    My appetite is huge, I am guessing because of the steroids so I eat more than normal and just to tired to get up and exercise. I am trying to make a conscience effort to eat healthy.

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Food has a very bland taste and trying to spice it up only irritates my mouth sores. Smoothies are great!

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    I got a UTI during my very first AC treatment

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  8. 8
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    over 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    taking care of your skin is important. the process in a whole was not to bad, the time goes by fast and i met a lot of neat ladies going through the same thing!

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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