pauli's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage III

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    I Had a mammogram which was clear but after four weeks had a big lump in my breast and had to go back to consultant

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    about 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the lump removed along with a sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After having the lump removed was told that the lump had spread and needed to have a mastectomy

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    about 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a right breast removed. Which i still find uncomfortable and hard to deal with

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had to have a further operation to remove axillary lymph nodes

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Having Chemo not affected my life but everyone around me, i was hard to deal with as a single parent. I also had steroids which had a lasting effect

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was not as bad as chemo

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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