banditwalker's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Drains and not being able to lift my arms were the only impact to daily life.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    4 rounds of A/C and 4 rounds of Taxol. No nausea (drugs worked well). Cumulative fatigue. No taste changes. Stomach does not like spicy/acid foods. Hair started falling out on day 13. Slight neuropathy in fingers/toes, tolerable.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Very heavy cumulative fatigue. Some burning,Silvadene applied, works well.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Hair loss. Chemo brain. Bone pain from neulasta shot. Slight neuropathy. Heavy fatigue.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Well, all done with surgery, chemo, & radiation. On to hormone therapy in the way of Arimidex for 5 yrs. We'll see how it goes!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    about 1 month 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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