Nanax4'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: almost 9 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Nanax4
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Found out I am BRCA2 positive during radiation treatment

    Oh No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Decided to have a double prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction @ 4 years after initial diagnosis

    Decision Point

    I found myself subconsciously thinking that I would not be around for much longer because of course I was going to get cancer again. Once I realized that had become ingrained in me, I decided not to let that happen, at least not without a fight. It took a lot of strength to make the decision to have a double prophylactic mastectomy, though! I also was worried about what the recovery would mean for me, or how long it would take.

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a DIEP flap reconstruction after the double prophylactic mastectomy. Massive surgery (11 hours on the table). First 10 days of recovery were hard. At 3 months, I was back to doing everything I was doing before. I'm at 6 months now and feeling great!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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