Teddy's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Felt lump in left breast. Found out it was multifocal so no choice but full mastectomy. Aug 09.

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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Felt very little pain and recovered well. I was back at work in 4 weeks and am a dental hygienist.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    nodes were clear.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was able to work, I did chemo on Fridays and went back to work on Monday. 4 cycles of Adriamycin/Cytoxin

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    i had tram flap surgery and it takes a long time to recover. Slept in recliner for a month.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    right at one year from diagnosis, felt a lump under my arm. all lymph nodes were malignant.

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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had all lymph nodes removed under same (left) arm. local reoccurance

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    i had very severe burns and shoulder problems after. I had 6 weeks of treatment. It was very hard, but feel it saved my life

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I did Abraxane for 16 weeks. I took it on Fridays and still worked. It was hard and I was very tired, but was able to still work and do treatment

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I have been very tired and lost hair thru both times of chemo. So I didn't have hair for almost 2 years.

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    • Teddy
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I am NED at this point, No evidence of disease which is awesome with Triple Negative and having it come back once already. I am 3 years out from diagnosis and 2 years out from reoccurance

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