buffcody's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer in Men > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma in Men

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 14 years ago, Male, Age: 76

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy of left breast with lymphendectomy following sentinel node biopsy found cancer in lymph nodes.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Not sure of what the difference is between internal and external. It was a long course, six weeks daily, but it was not all that enervating. I felt pretty good throughout

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I found chemo, in my case CMF, to be easier than I expected, but I would not call the almost six month process either easy to do or having minimal impact on daily life. But five days after each treatment I was back in the swim pool and the racquetball court, so I guess it was not all that bad. Some nausea, weakness, fatigue, disturbed taste, headaches, etc.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    It was sure nice after 10 months of treatment to finish it all off and start regular life over again!!

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