Bathory's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 51

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    • Bathory
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 5 years ago
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    Double 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: Neutral/NA
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Neutropenic fever one week after first chemo led to four days hospitalization.

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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The shots after chemo were fine until the very last one. I reacted to it within four hours of receiving it and it felt like all of my bones were on fire.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Chemo finished, hair begins growing back.

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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Herceptin every three weeks after chemo finished, until the end of 2011.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgeon called this the "pop 'n swap". Pop the expanders, pull them out, insert the implants.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Tamoxifen

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tamoxifen therapy began about six weeks after chemo ended.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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