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

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 20 years ago, Female, Age: 71

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    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Thanks to the gifted Alexandra Heerdt, M.D., and her team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, I had excellent surgical treatment.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Able to work; able to paint in studio; never felt 100% good (often queasy, bad taste in mouth, etc.); had four A/C treatments, each three weeks apart. Hairless. Wouldn't wanna do it again but managed to carry on.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 4
    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    Genetic testing for BRCA1 and -2

    Clinical Trial

    I enrolled in this genetic testing on the recommendation of my breast surgeon. I learned that I have neither BRCA gene mutation.

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    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    I joined the Adjuvant Treatment weekly support group at MSKCC during the three months of my chemo treatments. This group was led at that time by Roz Kleban and Susan Glazer, LMSWs who were very skilled and encouraging leaders. The group was for non-metastatic breast cancer patients and open to anyone, free of charge, whether or not the person was an MSKCC patient. I found the group discussions extremely helpful while I was in treatment and for a year or so afterwards.

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    • Carool
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 6 years ago
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    Oh No

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

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