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

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    To think that my life changed completely after having a routine mammogram is something that,at times, is mind boggling.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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    over 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the sentinel node biopsy on the same day as my lumpectomy so it was a very long day...

    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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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Mammosite

    Procedure or Surgery

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    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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    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I don't know if I would bother having this procedure if I had known that I would still have to have my blood drawn from my arm. Not too many oncology nurses want to use the port as it can be tricky.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had Mammosite right after my lumpectomy. The most painful part was the removal of the ports at the end of the treatment. It definitely was a shorter procedure and was not painful as far as the radiation was concerned.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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    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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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Celebration

    I rang the bell in celebration of my last chemo infusion and made sure that I sent a photo to many friends without my hat!!!

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    over 5 years ago
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    Survivorship Clinic

    Other Care

    I went to a survivorship clinic meeting today with a wonderful fellow survivor who spent over an hour with me to give all types of great info and positive comments to make the road even more definitive for me. I have only to look forward and upward to live a full and rewarding life! God glass the Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina!!!

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  10. 10
    over 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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  11. 11
    over 5 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

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  12. 12
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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  13. 13
    over 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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  14. 14
    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

    I had my first post cancer mammogram and it was negative!!! Now I am just working on the side effects from the adjuvant therapy...Tamoxifen...I am very thankful

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