hscancer's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    clear of cancer cells

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    good pathology report

    Celebration

    margins clean, sentinel node clear, no radiation needed

    0 Comments
  4. 4
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    More thorough going through of my pathology report by my Medical Oncologist.

    Oh No

    Grade 2+ which makes it borderline. Thus, my doctor wants to do an additional test before making recommendation for the next step. Also, the tumor is 1.5 cm, thus cancer is stage 1c. Will have Oncotype DX test done as well. Wait will be hard, but getting complete information is good.

    0 Comments
  5. 5
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Oncotype test showed high recurrence rate. Thus, need for chemotherapy. I had my first session on Monday, 10/14.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  6. 6
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had my third chemotherapy (of four) on Monday, 11/25. One more to go on 12/16! So far, I have been doing very well - no nausea or pain - only body aches toward the end of the first week and cumulative fatigue.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    1 Comment
  7. 7
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had my fourth chemo on 12/16/13. Since side effects are cumulative, I had a hard time with fatigue which started toward the end of my third chemo session. In fact, it was not until 4-5 weeks after the last chemo that I finally felt well.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
  8. 8
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    Expander/Implant Exchange

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  9. 9
    • hscancer
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
    hscancer's Avatar

    arimidex

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Took Arimidex for two years; stopped due to great hair loss.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    1 Comment