KristaSchnee's Journey with Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer > Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 3 years ago, Female, Age: 45, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    This diagnosis in 2016 was actually my second, with the first being in 2004. I had a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation at that time.

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  2. 2
    over 2 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    As I could not fulfill my job requirements, I was forced to resign from my job. I was a contractor and so did not have any benefits or qualify for leave.

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  3. 3
    over 2 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port implant went as expected.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 2 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The chemo in 2016 was TC.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 2 years ago
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    Genetic Testing

    Other Care

    I tested positive for the PTEN mutation and found out I had Cowden Syndrome.

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  6. 6
    over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction. My port was also removed during surgery.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Currently going through radiation.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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