jmccreary's Journey with Breast Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 18 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    My wife had been diagnosed in 1999 with Breast Cancer. She had her left breast removed. In 2006, she was considered Cancer free; however, she had to continue treatment and monitoring in 2010. In 2010, she was placed on monitoring. All was going fine. In December 2011, I noticed her coughing a lot, so I asked her to make an appoint with our doctor to investigate the coughing. She had X-Rays done, which determined some nodules in her lungs. The doctor referred her to an Oncologist, who setup additional testing. In addition, our doctor setup appointments for heart and lung. My wife started having lung issues so I took her to the emergency room. After several trips, I requested my wife be admitted to the hospital to check her out. Due to the severe headaches, a CRT scan had been done. This is where they noticed multiple cystic lesions in her brain. After a lung biopsy, it was determined, her breast cancer spread to her lungs and brain. Currently, she is undergoing radiation and hormone therapy. She is still in the hospital almost a month now. We working with her different doctors; however, she is getting worse. Can someone assist.?

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My wife is taking Faslodex for the lung cancer from her breast cancer. She received whole and focused brain radiation treatments at this time.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My wife is nauseous after the radiation treatments, now.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    My wife vomited two days in a row. Her appetite is down. My wife has had whole brain radiation for 15 treatments. What can my wife and I expect?

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    My wife is currently in the hospital but she is weak on her left side. We are searching for a home aide and/or home healthcare. We are financially tied. What can we do?

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    If a clinical trial will help my wife. I am all for it. Currently, I have submitted a request to Banner / MD Anderson. The doctor will review my wife's medical record. We are should receive a response from the doctor by 03/09/2012.

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  8. 8
    over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

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