katiec's Journey with Breast Cancer

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

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

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  2. 2
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My mom originally had breast cancer 7 years and has had no problem since her recovery. A couple months ago, I was on the phone with my best friend who is living at my parent's house (I am not, I live across the country), and my mom had to go to the hospital because she had a hard time breathing. Afterwards my dad called me and told me that my mother's lung was filled with fluids and collapsed. After they ran tests, they determined it was reoccurring breast cancer that had spread, which caused the lungs to fill with fluid. She got surgery to drain the fluids. I flew home and took care of her for a few weeks. Before I left she seemed almost fully recovered. The doctor prescribed her pills instead of going through chemo again.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The doctor prescribed my mother pills to stop the cancer from spreading further.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The pills didn't work. Her cancer spread to her bones and other organs.

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  5. 5
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Infusions

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My mom is now taking infusions once a month to stop the cancer from spreading further. Won't know if the treatment is effective until September. If her next pet scan is bad...she may die.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    • katiec
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 2 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    My mom is about to receive in-home hospice care. Her health is rapidly declining and I'm not sure what to expect.

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