Baileybump'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: 49, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with Stage 1 ER positive breast cancer in October 2011. Quite honestly, I still can't belive it!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had outpatient surgery to remove the tumor on November 4, 2012. The surgery went as planned. My surgeon removed one sentinel node, which was clear. The recovery from the lumpectomy was minimal, which I believe is in large part due to the location of my tumor (9:00-ish).

    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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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 4 treatments, every three weeks, of Taxotere/Cytoxan. Certainy a doable treatment. I missed a few days of work following treatment, but truly had just two days each treatment that made me feel "flu-like" with body aches.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I now take Tomoxifen and will for the next five years.

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

    Radiation

    Radiation was the most difficult step in the journey for me. I had radiation burns (blisters/oozing) toward the end of my treatments. Four months later, I still have breast tenderness. Brutal!

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Loss

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    Celebration

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