MoveIt2012's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Each cycle felt like there were different side effects. The constants were fatigue and loss of appetite.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Fever--put me into the hospital for three days. Out of work for most of the week.

    Oh No

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  3. 3
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Not really a decision--I will continue treatment plan. However, I'm nervous to find out the results of my mammogram

    Decision Point

    Find out on 7-17-2014 how my tumor has responded so far to the chemo.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Now that I'm over the recovery hill and before I do surgery, I'm going to invite my family to break bread with me. All those delicious food items I would think about when I couldn't eat a thing!

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    Test results

    Oh No

    Got the results from my post-chemo PET scan. Some reduction in size, did slow/halt progression at the lymph nodes (yah!). New item appeared: nodule in right lung. Small, to be watched, but worrisome none the less. Doc said breast cancer remains the issue right now and he seemed more worried than in the past.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wasn't as bad as I thought. So one week later got the path report. 25cm neg margins, tumor size 1 6cm and 1 2 cm. 13 of 15 pos lymph nodes. Not as good as I wanted nor as bad as I expected. Praise to God. Thank you for the prayers.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Wound developed in surgical incesion

    Other Care

    Cannot start radiation until healed. Because I'm diabetic this could take several weeks. Scares me to postpone it that long.

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    Radiation is postponed due to slowly healing wound that developed at my masectomy incision.

    Other Care

    I will be two months behind the target set by my onc. his delay has me worried but we will see what onc has to say.

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    Finally completely healed.

    Celebration

    It's taken almost six months to completely heal from surgery. Next up Radiation.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Scans--PET and MRI before radiation planning.

    Procedure or Surgery

    Due to vision changes and pain in my rotator cuff, radiation onc wants to do scans.

    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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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Did the planning today because my scans came back GOOD. Spot on lungs has shrunk! Nothing else showing right now. Thank you God.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 3 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    From radiation, skin was virtually black around masectomy scar. No blistering, but peeling. It has actually peeled twice.

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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Done with radiation. It wasn't nearly as bad as chemo but not as easy as I expected.

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    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

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    Possibly- I have been fighting right side chest wall pain for 6 months. Nothing showed on multiple CTs but got PET results today. Spot on 9th rib so will be setting up a needle biopsy tomorrow.

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    Bone Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not as bad or painful as I expected

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    almost 2 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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    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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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    2nd bone bioposy as spot had grown.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It's official. Bone mets confirmed. So far 9th rib, sacrum and 3 vertebrae.

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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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