avery's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 38, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • avery
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    about 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My sister was diagnosed early in the year. I had a mammogram and then a CT scan and biopsy. I was diagnosed stage iv which was a shocker to us (a big 'oh no'), especially since I am 32 and I also have 4 young kids. The pathology said that it was IDC and triple negative.

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    • avery
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    about 6 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This went very well and simple... I couldn't eat before hand, so the most discomfort was my aching hunger! I wasn't completely under but had morphine and fentanyl, I don't remember the procedure at all. I felt 'off' for a few days after from the sedatives and had a bit of bruising.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • avery
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Wow that is a lot of drugs to choose from. I'll just clump them all into this as it is late and I'm sleepy to type them all! First round of chemo I had the chemo itself plus zometa and zofran and neulasta the day after. Round one was awful but number 2 went better, less side effects. Also I'm doing the cold cap and hair has stayed in place!

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • avery
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    about 6 years ago
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    Celebration

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

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