Lynn032012's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Lobular

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 52, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had lymph nodes removed and thankfully the cancer even though stage two due to the size of the tumor, it had not spread.

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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Whether to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy.

    Decision Point

    I opted for a mastectomy.

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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I also had immediate reconstruction expander implant. First surgery did not heal correctly and I had to have another surgery.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have had a lot of side effects. Stomach issues, pain, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, hair loss. I also have the Neulasta shot the day after chemo, which helps keep my blood counts in the normal range but it does cause bone pain that puts me to bed for a few days afterwards. I do take Clariten and Oxycodoen during those down days which does help the pain. So far my blood counts have been in the normal range.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lynn032012
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I can not remember things from one minute to the next.

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    • Lynn032012
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    almost 5 years ago
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    The day before each treatment we go to Klines for ice cream.

    Celebration

    It gives me something to look forward to.

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    • Lynn032012
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I lost my breast. Even with reconstruction I still feel like less of a woman. I hope this will get better with time as the scarring fades some.

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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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    • Lynn032012
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Lynn032012
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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