mcshap's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    over 6 years ago
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    inital reaction

    Oh No

    How could this have happened? I'm the healthiest and happiest I had ever been.

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    over 6 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 6 years ago
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    My dog, Cleo

    Loss

    She died of cancer three days before my first chemo treatment. She was so loved!

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    A majority of those listed

    Side Effects

    Chemo affected EVERY part of me from my hair to my toes, inside and out.

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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I almost hated radiation more than chemo. I got mildly depressed during the 7 1/2 weeks of treatments

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 6 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I've been told I should feel " lucky" about getting herceptin. What's so lucky about having to have IV Therapy for a year, slowing you down from moving on.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The hot flashes at first were really intense! Acupuncture helped tremendously.

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