themom8975's Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60

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    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    They had originally told me that they didn't think it was cancer. But when the biopsy came back it was in deed cancer.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am still recovering from my lumpectomy almost a month ago. They also removed 8 lymph nodes.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The cancer had spread to 2 of my lymph nodes and they found 2 lumps on my thyroid.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This time the surgery made me extremely nauseous. The pain was minimal and recovery went well.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I start chemo May 8th 2012. The process of receiving chemo was easy but I had several side affects.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    while going through the testing before the start of chemo they found two lumps on my thyroid.

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    over 4 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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    over 4 years ago
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    Loss

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

    I did loose my hair everywhere. I really did not think that there was anything like chemo brain but found out there is. I have trouble with short term memory. I did loose a lot of feeling in my feet. Hopefully I didn't loose all of my sense of humor. My kids might have a different view. Chemo affected my joints, making it hard to walk at times.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I pretty much experienced most of the side affects

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I have finished chemo. I had my thyroid with 2 tumors removed on Sept. 5. 2012 and am recovering well.

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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Starting radiation on Sept.17,2012.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Loss

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

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