Honeygirl's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: 4 months ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Honeygirl
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    11 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Aug 2019 Felt a hard pea size lump in breast. Thought period related. October 2019 lump is marble size. Nov 2019 lump is walnut sized diagnosed with invasive TNBC.

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    • Honeygirl
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    11 days ago
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    Where to seek treatment.

    Decision Point

    I'm very lucky to live in Seattle and be close to great sources for care.

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    • Honeygirl
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    11 days ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Medicare doesn't want to cover me getting treatment at my place of choice. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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    • Honeygirl
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not as bad as I had built up in my head.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Honeygirl
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    11 days ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Taking out 2 nodes was so much more painful than the lumpectomy. Side effect a nerve trigger point was impacted. Still at 3 weeks later I have severe nerve pain in my arm and shoulder. Devastating unresolvable pain.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Honeygirl
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    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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