bignana's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Stereotactic Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    not much pain ....the worst thing about this procedure was the unknown.

    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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  2. 2
    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    mri with dye

    Procedure or Surgery

    This , believe it or not, was the worst so far.

    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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  3. 3
    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    not sure what to call this....they placed the 4 guide wires into breast and then did a scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    again unsure what this procedure was called :( however there was slight pain when they were placing the guide wires into breast. It honestly felt like they were poking through the bottom of breast. But once in place it was fine.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a partial masectomy on left breast . Honestly there was minimal pain. on a scale of one to ten it never got over a five maybe six.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    with the reconstruction on right breast, the plastic surgeon felt as though what he was removing did not feel and look quite right so they sent it for its own biopsy. it came back positive for DCIS with positive margins.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • bignana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    lymph nodes were NEGATIVE :)

    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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