Nanc's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had had a 5 cm cyst in Breast in 2011.Doctor said leave it alone it will go away,so I did.Around October 2012 felt another lump at 12 oclock,different spot.My 23 Yr old daughter had become addicted to Oxycodone in the past year and a half.I had been trying to save her,it was also holiday didnt want to ruin for family,being as I just thought in my mind just another Benign Cyst.Well lump grew and grew to the point it was protruding from Breast Nipple inverted.I said I must go have this looked at.You know the drill,Mammo,Magnafied mammo,Ultrasound,then the conference with Doctor and Radiologist:(You have have Cancer!!!How can you say that without a Biopsy,I asked???We know its suspicious,I said no its just another Cyst look again at film!!The Doctor said Nancy you were lucky last year,not this year!!!Reality Check:(My Journey began.

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Sentinal Node Biopsy the day of my port implant.The recovery from my port was brutal:(

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The first chemo was the worst,as it was unknown.I had ACT Therapy for four treatments every other week,Adriomycin,RED DEVIL,UGH!!!,Now Im switched over to Taxol,Herceptin,Side Effects were horrrible on Adriomycin,hair loss 2 weeks as Doc said,and fatigue and vomiting,emmend was given to me free for one round miracle drug no sickness,$400 a cycle could afford so took other drugs,helped but not like Emmend!Taxol Neuropathy,in hands and feet,Now also experiencing Chemo Brain,and Fatigue:(

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Urinary changes (frequency, urgency)

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Confusion

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Thinking problems

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Weight gain

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 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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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • Nanc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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