Surviving's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Dealing with the drains were the worst part.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had my treatments every other Thursday so I was usually sick through the weekend and usually returned to work on Wednesday.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Before my first treatment, I donated my hair to locks of love. I started loosing my hair after the second treatment. My friends and family had a hat party for me so I was able to coordinate my hats and wraps with my work clothes. I also learned how to wrap a turban with a scarf.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Zometa, Zolodex, Metformin and Tamoxifen

    Other Care

    I visit the cancer center every three months for a Zolodex shot in the tummy, every six months for a Zometa infusion and take metformin and tamoxifen daily. The metformin treats a fatty liver which is most likely caused by the other medications.

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