Nell's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 14 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The lumpectomy was not difficult. My only real side effect was mild lymphedema. Fortunately, I quickly found an excellent therapist who got me on the right road and it's remained under control. I no longer need a sleeve and only I notice the slight difference between my arms.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemotherapy is not a walk in the park, but it is certainly doable and when your life is endangered, it is well worth it.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was very easy after chemotherapy. The burns were not that bad; they looked worse than they were. And recovery was quick.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    it was a great feeling to be done with the "heavy duty" treatment.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Aromatase Inhibitor

    Other Care

    I had no side effects from the "AI". But it did not work.

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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    A lesion in my lung was seen less than 10 months after completing breast cancer treatments. It was diagnosed as a benign granuloma. It was later determined to be cancer of an unknown type.

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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 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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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Tumor noted in lung was not stage I lung cancer but stage IV breast cancer. I was devastated.

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    • Nell
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 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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