tjohnson2310's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 39, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 17,2010.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I decided to have my treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    From August 2010 to December 2010 I underwent 16 treatments. 12 cycles of Taxol and 4 cycles of FEC.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I underwent a right mastectomy in January 2011.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    In February 2011 I began 35 days of radiation.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    I now have lymphedema of my right arm which appeared shortly after completing radiation. I have done mechanical lymph drainage and wrapping. Now I wear a compression garment and use a pump daily.

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