Momma1's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • Momma1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
    Momma1's Avatar

    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Working in the medical field of oncology, you are never ready to hear the words...."You have cancer."

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • Momma1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
    Momma1's Avatar

    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My medical team is AWESOME!!!!! I would recommend them to ANYONE.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • Momma1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
    Momma1's Avatar

    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I just take a pill daily but have some minor side effects.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  4. 4
    • Momma1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
    Momma1's Avatar

    Do I have a lumpectomy with radiation or a mastectomy/bilater mastectomy?

    Decision Point

    My mother has ovarian cancer so we had a family history of cancer. Getting some additional testing helped with the final decision.

    0 Comments
  5. 5
    • Momma1
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
    Momma1's Avatar

    Rash

    Side Effects

    Minor internal rash that cannot be seen. Itching can be severe at times but take an antihistamine to help with the itching.

    0 Comments