catlady's Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • catlady
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Lump was found at a routine doctor visit and wasn't spotted by mammogram just one week before. Ultrasounds, needle biopsy, surgical biopsy, then diagnosis.

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    • catlady
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    almost 6 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Taking Neupogen shots to keep white cell count up caused a lot of bone pain. This was most of the discomfort from chemo treatments. But the shots worked, and I didn't have any problems with low WBC or infections.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    almost 6 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    I have participated in a study to see if a supplement helps with the neuropathy that often comes from Taxol chemotherapy.

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    • catlady
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation itself was painless and took less time than it took me to drive to the treatment center. There were two side effects: the normal burning of the skin, which for me didn't start until then last several days of my five week treatment, and some back pain which is ongoing and physical therapists say could have been caused by a weakening of the muscles during radiation.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • catlady
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    almost 6 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • catlady
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    almost 6 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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    • catlady
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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