farjen's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    had thrush, shingles, stroke, syjornes syndrome, still dry mouth and gritty eyes, limited mobility and energy, chemo fog

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    dry skin, itchy scalp neuropathy, sensitive to cold

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    Other Care

    have excellerated arthritis changes, nodes on fingers, sensation in fingers, surgery spots lumpectomy , 20 lymph nodes removed under left arm, maybe scar tissue affects pain in the area, port site on chest right side believed to be origin of stroke, which affected speech. genetic test results were negative brac1 and brac2, insignificant.. have 2 brothers and 6 sisters, breast and stomach cancer, heart, diabetes, and thyroid diseases in my family history, my next in-line sister had breast cancer. July 2, 2010 my older brother at 61 died of pancreatic cancer still have 3 month check ups with oncologist. last mammogram in April 2012 was good.

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    External radiation

    Radiation

    35 external treatments on left breast, 5 days a week for 7 weeks

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

    Celebration

    maybe anniversary and another birthday celebration, 4 years out from diagnosis, txtmts over, recent mammogram good

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