Beverley's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage II, ER Positive: Yes

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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had just received a letter from the place where my mamogram was done saying everything was normal. For years, off and on, they would see something on the mamogram so I would go back every 6 months but was told it was calcium. After the mamogram in January of 2009, I received a letter on Feb 12th stating nothing had changed and to have another one in 6 months. About 2 weeks later I was getting dressed for work and noticed that my left nipple was no longer in sight. Since I received the letter indicating all was normal, I didn't think much of it and called my gyn to see if there was anything to worry about and her nurse said my breast were changing so I though ok all is good. Two weeks later I had intense pain and called to see a gyn. The gyn sent my to a surgeon who did a neddle bioposy on Friday and informed me that it was cancer the following Monday.

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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    They had to remove my nipple and aeola because the tumor was located behind it.

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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    took out 10 nodes

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    One of my drugs caused neuropathy in my hands and feet, causing them to peel and effecting my ability to walk. My skin began to liquify so my oncologist decided not to do the last treatment. I suffer today from the neuropathy in my feet.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Beverley
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I bought a car (turned out to be a lemmon) 2 hours after my last radiation.

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