merryelin's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    breast cancer first time in 2003. Lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. My cancer has returned to my bones extensive to my entire spine and rib area.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    radiation to my back for chronic cancer pain caused severe pain in my throat and I could not swallow. Also developed arash on my chest and a chronic cough

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently on our 3rd try of chemo drug to work. First two treatmenta failed. I also was given X-Geva for bones whih is helping with no side effects. Neulasta was given on first treatment with some bone pain.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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