doriesmiles' Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 11 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    10 months ago
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    Oh No

    Diagnosed with stage 2c and 3a BC in June of 2008.

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  2. 2
    10 months ago
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    Decided to have left mastectomy

    Decision Point

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

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  3. 3
    10 months ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    10 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    10 months ago
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    Other Care

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  7. 7
    10 months ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Five years cancer free

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  8. 8
    10 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer spread to hilar lymph nodes in chest wall

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    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  10. 10
    10 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Returned 5 months later

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  11. 11
    10 months ago
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    Targeted hormone therapy to focus on her2+ influence with gemcitabin

    Clinical Trial

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  12. 12
    10 months ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

    Hospitalized for pneumonitis in December 2015

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  13. 13
    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Taken off of gemcitabine and removed from clinical trial. Began treatment with navibine and herceptin.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  14. 14
    10 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Cancer gone and stayed away for one year...

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  15. 15
    10 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Came back in March 2018 and currently being treated for it continuously

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  16. 16
    10 months ago
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    Have to continue to receive chemo as there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer

    Decision Point

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