verysherry's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 74

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was a little concerned that they wanted to do a biopsy on spots that were found during my ultrasound. But all my mammograms had to be followed up with ultrasounds. And I had lumps before that were not cancer, so I thought this would be the same.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    The Doctor from Community East called and told me over the phone. I was home alone since I had a root canal that morning and my husband was doing the grocery shopping. What a kick in the gut!

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    mri & biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    more cancer

    Oh No

    now needed a mastectomy

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    cancer in sentinal lymph node

    Oh No

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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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  10. 10
    over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

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  11. 11
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
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  12. 12
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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  13. 13
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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  14. 14
    over 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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  15. 15
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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  16. 16
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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  17. 17
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

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  18. 18
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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  19. 19
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

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  20. 20
    over 5 years ago
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    surviving and thriving for 4 yrs.

    Celebration

    I joined this site in hopes of helping our cancer patients. I am not a runner, so have never participated in the Komen walks. But life is mostly back to normal.

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