polgara's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Just newly dianosed and freaking out.

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  2. 2
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. 3
    • polgara
    • 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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  4. 4
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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  5. 5
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Currently on Taxol, much easier than the AC treatment. Less funky.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    what little hair I had left and that started to regrow between treatments is starting to fall out. Kinda bummed, I was hoping that it wouldn't knowing that it would. I guess having it grow again meant that I could keep some sort of normal in my life. oh well. It will only be another eight weeks until I'm done. But as I write that eight weeks seems so long in the cancer world, anything could happen in eight weeks, staying postitive that it will be a fast and boring eight weeks.

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  7. 7
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    Finished my last treatment of taxole! Insert snoopy dance!

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    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    Path report from dbl mx came back all clear. WOOOHOO! Happy dance !

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  9. 9
    • polgara
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    So much easier than chemo, only six treatments in and the only side effect is fatigue.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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