marzru's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    September 29, 2015...it was a Tuesday morning...I had finished doing laundry at the laundromat and just parked my car at the apartment...turned the car off and my cell phone rang...”It’s cancer”...those 2 words impacted my life on a level I never knew existed..this moment is so vivid yet it put me in a fog.

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    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I completed 4 out of 6 chemo treatments...the side effects were horrible so my oncologist said no more...I had nausea, weakness, hair loss, fatigue, pain, depression, anxiety and the list goes on...the WORST was when I developed burning itchy blisters on my hands and feet..

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Tested BRCA2 +

    Oh No

    My oldest son tested +, my youngest son hasn’t been tested, my brother tested -...my mom’s side of the family is the gene carrier

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    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began Tamoxifen hormone therapy...worked for a little over 2 years

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    • marzru
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    Side Effects

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