kate56'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 4 years ago, Female, Age: 60

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    • kate56
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    routine mammogram called back for further tests, radiographer asked me if I had a history of breast cancer in the family and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up

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    • kate56
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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    procedure went well, incision scars healed up but have swelling and pain all the time on the underside and inside of my breast shows no sign of abating 3 weeks post op

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    half way through 20 sessions, am on clindamycin for the ongoing infection, cant tell if its really working as I am now red and swollen prob from the rads now. Will see the radio onco today ....stopped work yesterday, just toooooooo uncomfortable, wish it wasnt 100% today as I dont want to sizzle an already sizzled breast!!!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    had an infection still from surgery, r.o eventually prescribed clindamycin and more than half way through rads I am getting better, My skin also burned a lot, maybe because the skin was already stretched through swelling, but now after the antibiotics and using Domeboro soaks my skin looks great, hope it lasts! I am not working now as friction was too uncomfortable. Did not get tired yet! I have done 12 zaps with 8 to go and feeling optimistic for the first time in a long time

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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