PhylTYJ's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 76, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Told all cancer was gone.

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Started to lose weight and felt something was wrong.

    Oh No

    Doctor did a blood test and my LHD was very high. Ordered CT, PET, and CT with biopsy. April 3, 2018 told I am stage 4 - cancer has spread into my lungs and bones. Port put in and started weekly chemo.

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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I experience daily weakness in my legs most days. My only good day is the day after my chemo.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Also experience tiredness, sometimes weakness in my legs, red spots on my arms

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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    After 11 weeks of chemo, tumor has shrunk by two-thirds. Will continue chemo - 3 weeks on, 1 week off - until I start to experience tingling/numbness in my fingers/hands.

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    • PhylTYJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Starting second round after CT results were fantastic.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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