Lizz's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 50, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    over 4 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Have some lymphodemia but it is manageable and I wear a sleeve

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had to have two Lumpectomies then they found invasive and not clean margins. I am lucky that I had tissue to spare and the scaring is around my nipple so it doesn't show verymmuch

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    On choosing an oncologist

    Decision Point

    I started with a doctor in my area but felt that they didn't listen to m,y concerns and treat me as a equal. He was condescending and tried to placate more than discuss issues. The onco test showed I was triple negative so I went for a second opinion at Dana farber. The Dana farber dr called my local dr to say that he did not believe the onco test or that I was triple negative. Then I left 4 messages Witt the local dr to discuss but he never called me back! I switched to Dana farber, best decision ever. Advice is that if you have any question about your situation or treatment go for a second opinion!

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