BabsWon's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 76, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    almost 9 years ago
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    I knew something might be wrong!

    Oh No

    Intermittent pain in breast prompted me to have a mammogram that found suspicious area, followed by ultrasound, and biopsy confirmed cancer. (Was told that breast pain would not have been present with this small size tumor. But, something was telling me to have it checked out. Lesson learned: listen to your own body.)

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery on a Wednesday, back to work following Tuesday.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • BabsWon
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    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • BabsWon
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    about 8 years ago
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    Chemo drugs effect on heart

    Clinical Trial

    Had a EKG & Muga Scan before starting chemo. Had an EKG when chemo was finished. I did have a side effect after the last treatment - heart palpitations that lasted less that 24 hours.

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 8 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 8 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My boss arranged to bring in lunch for our department after my last treatment. That was a really nice surprise and I certainly appreciated being able to celebrate with my co-worker friends.

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 8 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 8 years ago
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    Oh No

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

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 8 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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    • BabsWon
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    about 6 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    5/17/16 Had my last 6th month checkup with my oncologist (5 years cancer free!) Now, I will only see him once a year.

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    • BabsWon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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