Read's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 2 years ago, Female, Age: 62

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the DIEP Flap surgery. I ended up having 2 infections after. But I am healed fine. The surgery worked out great and I only took Tylenol for pain control. I would definitely recommend this surgery!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 6 months of treatment before surgery. Now I am doing Taxol and continuing with Herceptin until next year.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 1 year ago
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    I had TDM1, Perjeta and Herceptin for 6 months at Dana Farber.

    Clinical Trial

    I needed to follow up with 12 Taxol treatments and a year of Herceptin after this my surgery and trial.

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    about 1 year ago
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    Side Effects

    I had minimal side effects. My nose bled a little, my skin got dry, I didn’t lose all my hair, YET, (I have 1 more Taxol treatment left) I have gotten tired but not debilitating so. I have always gotten a rash with Herceptin on my face, the week before the next treatment. Nothing major.

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    about 1 year ago
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    Other Care

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    about 1 year ago
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    Side Effects

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    8 days ago
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    Other Care

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    8 days ago
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    Post Care

    Other Care

    I am done with IV treatments. Now it’s time for post treatment, I have tried 2 pills already and can’t tolerate them. I have 1 left, I am dragging my feet on trying this one because I finally FEEL good for the first time in over 2 years. I had forgotten what it was like to feel GOOD. But I have to give it a try. I talked to other drs about these pills and they told me a lot of people don’t continue with these pills because they tolerate them and just want to feel good. My hope is they will come up with a CURE for cancer instead of all this XXX! Please find a CURE!!

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