patty87's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 15 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • patty87
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My implant is under the muscle and is embarrassing when the muscle flexes. Also, my scar is from stem to stearn and shows easily.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • patty87
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My hair and eyebrows have never returned. Daily struggle.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • patty87
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My sweet sister died at the age of 42 and left three children to miss out on her love and guidance. It's been 20 years and feels like yesterday.

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    • patty87
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I don't have alopecia but I might as well have. No hair to speak of or eyebrows. It's horrible!!!!

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