LindaC616's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: 3 months ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    20 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. I underwent unilateral mastectomy, clinical trial of high dose chemotherapy, radiation, and finally reconstructive surgery. I was followed for 10 years with no recurrence. This past year, I started having hip and low back pain and went to see an orthopedic surgeon, NEVER suspecting bone metastases! Xray revealed fluid. MRI was performed and identified innumerable bony metastases

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  2. 2
    20 days ago
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    Bone biopsy to confirm that metastases were from original breast cancer

    Procedure or Surgery

    In 1997, I had multiple biopsies, mastectomy, lymph node dissection, implant chemotherapy port, Flap reconstruction

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    20 days ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    20 days ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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