Lynn51's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 56

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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    May 7th was told had Stage IV metastasized breast cancer /lymp nodes left side and spread to liver . report came back right side cancer to but was mistake ,after going thru painful biopsy's found not to have on right

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    went thru 6 month tx of taxol / herception weekly

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    dec 2,2010 had bilateral mastectomy with breast expanders put in went well

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    returned to work jan 2011 1st day back incision started opening got infection had to have 2 weeks antibotics and lost tissue expander on right side(of course side i choose to have removed.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    june/2011 had tissue expander put back in worse pain of all because of scar tissue i was told

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    august 2011 after 23 1/2 yrs at a childrens hsp lost my job ! worked all thru cancer and tx having what i thought to be doing awesome only called in once new management go figure

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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    had expander put back in dec/ 2011

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    feb 2012 lost right side implant again..

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    on going herception

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    been on herception for 2 years taking toll on skin and think its the reason losing implant skin separates easy . oncology changed tx to weekly and is little better less dose not as much damaged . was told as long as i dont have cancer i'll be on indefinetly... not sure body can handle that long

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

    may 2012 going out of town had a 3 week tx and will never do again . hands broke out that day in rash / bumps broke open lots of pain, burning, itching . 8 days later after thought to be getting better going up my fingers open sores very painful .ER visit to find out whats happening .

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    • Lynn51
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    finally reconstruction surgery done ( after 3 times )

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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