Mbrame37052's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    I had nipple and skin sparing left mastectomy.

    Decision Point

    I could have had lumpectomy but read about so many having cancer come back and I would of had to have radiation with lumpectomy. I had good margins so they could save skin and nipple.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I took chemo every 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatments Very bad nausea for the better part of 2 weeks. Took TAC for the first 2 then changed to TC the last 4 because nausea meds weren't working. It got a little better. I was tired and achy the whole time, had no energy. I would get out of breath just putting sheets on the bed.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Took celexa and Xanax. I resisted at first but I couldn't take the depression and crying anymore. Celexa is a wonder drug. Was given Xanax first but didn't work that well. Celexa was added for the depression. Seldom have to take Xanax now. I use to think depression and anxiety were the same. Wrong! I have had no side effects from either drug.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Just finished my last chemo. Yah!!

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