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

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Bellingham
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 4 years ago
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    I had a clear mammogram in late Aug 2011 and found a lump in late April 2012

    Oh No

    self exam saved my life along with mastectomy, chemo, radiation, etc.

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    • Bellingham
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    this would only allow me to select one. I also had axillary node dissection. The biopsy had bruised 70% of my breast. This caused some of my wound skin to die and I had debridement twice after starting chemo. So very glad that it has healed.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. 3
    • Bellingham
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 4 treatments of dose dense Adriamycin and Cytoxan 2 wks apart. The day after treatment I had Neulasta shot. That really made my bones ache. I am currently taking 12 wkly treatments of Taxol. I have just taken treatment 5. so far so good.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Bellingham
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 12 weekly infusions of Taxol. These caused some neuorapathy.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Bellingham
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    28 treatments

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Bellingham
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    finished chemo and radiation!

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