Jamison's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • Jamison
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Initial diagnosis in 2004. Surgery, chemo, radiation, 2.5 years on Tamoxifen, 2.5 years on Aromasin. No recurrence, normal mammograms for 13 years.

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    • Jamison
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Bronchoscopy and diagnostic biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2017, recurrent pneumonia x3. Final chest Ct revealed right lung mass. Bronchoscopy with culture and biopsy showed pseudomonas pneumonia and metastatic breast cancer in lung.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Jamison
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just started on Inbrance, the oral chemotherapy part of treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and Letrozole, the oral estrogen blocking part of the treatment. This is day 5. So far, no adverse side effects, other than a very mild ringing in my ears, easy to ignore, and mild, fleeting nausea. For this, I drank ginger tea and it resolved. No other issues and I am very happy. I will be on these meds for life - until I no longer tolerate them, or until they no longer control the growth of the cancer.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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