charden63's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 53

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed 12/10/2010, Grade 1, ER/PR+, HER-2 negative

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy with 5/14 nodes positive :( JP drain in place for 3 weeks

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    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

    Started chemo dose dense AC February 11, 2011, finished March 25. Started dose dense Taxol April 8, finished May 20, 2011

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Multitude of side effects, hair loss, anemia, cough, skin changes, fingernail/toenail loss, extreme fatigue

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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Started RT treatments May 9, ended June 28, 2011

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started Tamoxifen July 2011. Having joint pain but manageable.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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