Barriesmum's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Found lump after a fall, thought it was a pulled muscle under my arm.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a great surgeon, good nursing home care for about 2 weeks after overnight surgery. Husband very supportive at home

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I declined chemotherapy, which was the only option offered to me. I was told the cancer would most likely return even if I had chemo so I declined it.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    No other treatment except surgery.

    Decision Point

    I had decided right from the time I was first diagnosed that I wouldn't have chemo. I was pressured by medical professionals to have it, but I made the decision which I believe was right for me. I have no regrets.

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