Erma's Journey with Metaplastic Carcinoma (also called Ca...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Metaplastic Carcinoma (also called Carcinoma w/Metaplasia)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Erma
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinoma (al...
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    On June 07,2010 I found out I had BREAST CANCER! July 16,2010, had left breast mastectomy & all lymph nodes removed. Then ``Pet SCAN`` Aug. 10, 2010, Showed no Cancer cells, then another surgery to clean frist incision that came open some & had a Tunnel wound (with wound vac, 6 weeks). Second surgery Aug. 13, 2010 & also had a ``Power Port`` put in on right side for ``Cemo`` Had 8 cemo treatments. Lost all my hair by my 57th birthday Oct. 2010, no biggie it grew back. ``NOW MAY 14, 2013 THE BREAST CANCER IS BACK``. Now I go for another ``PET SCAN`` left chest area ( same place but I have no breast) to see if surgery? CEMO for sure maybe other things. Won`t know until June 04,2013. I do know I will get my head shaved before cemo this time. I like all my Doctor`s, Cancer Care Center & all the staff. And I beleive any which way things go I am a ``Winner``

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    • Erma
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinoma (al...
    over 3 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    With cemo, weak, nausea almost all the time. I ate a lot of Banana Nut Bread, Banana popicles. whatever you can or want to eat, alwayes eat it is very important to your living!

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