Lorijoy812's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage IIIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Positive nodes, not a clear margin. Developed axillary web syndrome and lymphedema.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had immediate tissue sparing, was glad. Expanders cause problems.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    7 of 11 positive nodes and did not get clear margin at chest wall.

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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Not as hard as I expected but still 8 to go and it's getting harder, especially the steroids.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    over 2 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tamoxifen for 10 years

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    almost 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  7. 7
    over 2 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Final reconstruction

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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