torystory's Journey with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient: 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: 53

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

    Oh No

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

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    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was very painful but only for a short time. If I can do this, you can too.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Almost no pain (except under my arm--sentinel node removal). I worry about perspiration on that side (vain, right?).

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    another surgery is scheduled for this thursday. more cancer was found on the margins of a non-targeted piece.

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    • torystory
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    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This recovery went better than the first. No nausea or vomiting. Denise was with me :)

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • torystory
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    over 5 years ago
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    clean margins this time!!!

    Celebration

    whee! elation! celebration!

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    • torystory
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    when i went to the radiation oncologist, she advised me that the margins were clear by less than 1mm. she once again asked me if i wanted a right total mastectomy because now an extra month of radiation would have to be added. i am also now very anemic (which explains why i'm am so tired). i broke down on the way to work this morning because all of a sudden it hit me everything that has happened and could happen. at this point i want this over and i am thinking about having the mastectomy. i wouldn't have to follow with chemo or radiation.

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    • torystory
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in ...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    today is my third treatment and i'm already red. i'm also very tired, but that may be the anemia.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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