sylvia1963's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer > Tubular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 56

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I agree that we have to save our lives instead our breasts. I recommend. Unfortunately because I didn't have support from my husband it made everything harder to deal with. I recommend everyone try therapy, psychiatrist and support groups. Unfortunately the only way to be understand is being around who knows what does it means to us. I didn't have a good luck with who I was expecting some support.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had 2 lumpectomies b4 bilateral mastectomy

    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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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Biopsy surgery b4 lumpectomies

    Procedure or Surgery

    After mammogram, Ultrasound, Biopsy, and CTscan I had biopsy surgery because I didn't have a visible lump. My symptoms was redness under my nipple and some change on my skin.

    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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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    No chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Early stage and their options was try lumpectomies but because the cancer was close to the margins, they decided that bilateral was the best and they said chemo was unecessary.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    No radiation

    Radiation

    I couldn't have radiation because I had an old breast implants and after 2 lumpectomies they told me the radiologist did not approve it because the implants were very close to the skin and it will deform my breast and be painful and b4 they decided of bilateral it wasn't necessary.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Blood clots PE, 30 days after diagnosed.

    Other Care

    After diagnosed I have had blood clots 3 times ;

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bilateral mastectomy was the best option.

    Decision Point

    I was afraid of remission and to make sure that the chance will be slow I decided to follow doctors instructions and have bilateral. After that I have had so many health problems and I feel like cancer + blood clots damaged my body, mind and life.

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  9. 9
    almost 5 years ago
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    Body disfunction (sexual life), memory foggy, social life, desires to work

    Loss

    It changed everything in my life. I was alone on this and being misunderstood when I needed help. Alone is difficult and unfortunately I did try end up my life January 2015. Rejection in many ways. Don't be alone because you can be insane.

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  10. 10
    almost 5 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    40 pounds after diagnosed and I believe that drugs for depression, anxiety helped to gain weight

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  11. 11
    almost 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    OMG, lack of energy, no interest in anything.

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  12. 12
    almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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