kstopps' Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: 6 months ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • kstopps
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    2 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • kstopps
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    2 months ago
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    Lumpectomy, mastectomy or double mastectomy

    Decision Point

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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • kstopps
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    2 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    all clinical testing showed no node involvement, yet the SLND revealed cancer in 3/3 sentinel nodes!

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    • kstopps
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    2 months ago
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    ALDN or Radiation

    Decision Point

    Since sentinel nodes were positive needed to decide if I should have an axiliary node dissection or just treat the area with radiation. Studies show radiation is as effective in my case and ALND has issues with lymphedema.

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    • kstopps
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    2 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Doing 4 cycles of AC (every 2 weeks) followed by 12 cycles of Taxol (every week)

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • kstopps
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    27 days ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished my 4th and final round of AC chemo!!! Next step is 12 weekly cycles of Paclitaxel. One step down though so that a victory!!!

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