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

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage II, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Right mastectomy completed. Surgery went great, but reaction to pain medication after surgery was horrible!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    During my mastectomy surgery, 5 sentinel nodes were removed and biopsied. 2 were positive, with one having extracapsular node involvement. An additional 13 lymph nodes were removed, but all were negative.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shelby
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    about 10 years ago
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    Chest X-Ray is Clear

    Celebration

    Praise God! Chest x-ray is clear and shows no signs of any cancer!

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    • Shelby
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    about 10 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Power Port Implanted on left side.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemotherapy treatment of six rounds of TAC - Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cytoxan, every 21 days.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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

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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Shelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 10 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Right eye twitching, both eyes tearing and nose dripping. Told that all are side effects of Taxotere!

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