marybeth's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Tumor was larger than expected, 2.8 cm, and there was also another tumor forming but it was classes as DCIS.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After three treatments of AC, I have to say this is the hardest thing I've ever done. Lots of nausea, disgusting mouth taste, head hurts from loss of hair, cry all the time, very fatiqued. Am hoping that the T is easier than the AC or I'm in big trouble. Also, lots of anger that my docs carelessly let me get a bad rash around my port that even with antibiotics (more nausea) and two different prescription creams, is not going away. I hate to be so negative but this is just the truth of things for me. So now I am about to do Taxol treatment 2 of 4 (tomorrow - dos dense). I am finding this easier than the AC. Not as much nausea. Did ok for first two days after treatment, then the bone pain set in. For two days, extreme pain in my legs, upper back and a shooting pain through my sternum. Thought at first I either was having a heart attack or very bad heartburn. Beginning day 3, the pain began to lessen, day 4 even a bit less and then by day 5 I was beginning to feel much better. So we will see how tomorrow goes. My second week after treatment was a godsend in that I felt pretty good. My RBC count is down but hopefully that will bounce back. I can't eat much on the days that I feel really bad but most days, I do ok.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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