Madonna's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Madonna
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Sailed through the lumpectomy and they also removed two lymph nodes which did not show any signs of cancer. My thought at that time was "Yippee, I can conquer this". I didn't have as much trouble with recovery as I expected, but slept a lot more than normal.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Madonna
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

    Okay, I'm really messing this up in terms of sequence. Well, radiation has been prescribed and the drug Anastrozole for five years. Things kind of got messed up because I'm a veteran who was sent to a civilian hospital by the VA for everything through the surgery. I'm supposed to get my radiation through the VA hospital, but the civilian hospital did not get all their records, pathology reports and original pathology slides to the VA as promptly as the should have. My surgery was May 23 and the VA didn't get the pathology reports until yesterday afternoon (July 11) after being hounded by the VA. I was at my radiation consult when they came in by Fax. So now I'm waiting for my radiation treatment schedule. I am extremely optimistic. I know what I'm in for, but with a loving and supportive husband and the greatest doctors, I know I will have the best care and help possible. Its ironic, but my best friend through most all of grade school and high school was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer after my surgery. She had her surgery three weeks ago and gets her radiation consult today.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Madonna
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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