CatGW's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • CatGW
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation made me feel yucky!

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • CatGW
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Well, I had so much tissue removed from the right breast that I had to go back and have liposuction to remove fat from my stomach and have it injected into my breast. This was done 1 year after radiation. I also had to have the left breast reduced ( 1lb.).

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • CatGW
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The hormone therapy I have been on for the last 3 years has greatly affected my life. Recently I have started taking an anti-depressant to help with hot flashes and depression caused by side effects and lack of sleep.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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