tnhelen's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in si...
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    What?!!!??? One minute I'm healthy and the next minute I have breast cancer? How could this happen so fast?

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    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    "We didn't get clear margins". What a punch in the stomach. "I can go back and try to get clear margins......". Shocked and disbelief. One more chance for clear margins. Thank goodness for clear margins the second time.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    All went well until the fifth week of treatment when my skin blistered up and we had to take a break for a few days. After that all went well. But I stay so tired all the time. Finished radiation today. Start my tamoxifen tomorrow.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I start on it tomorrow. Happy Valentines Day to me. I will let you know how it goes. But I am doing well and I am very thankful did not have to have chemo. God is good!

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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