beachgirl'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 6 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Cancer HER2 positive

    Oh No

    Shocked to hear the C word (while Christmas shopping) after yearly mammogram on November 30, 2011. But i just had to put it in God's hands, and trust He would take care of me.

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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy, port inserted, and node biopsy done in January, 2012. Great Surgeon Dr. Paul Baron!

    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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    Herceptin infusion

    Clinical Trial

    Herceptin infusion for 5 months, but it caused left ventricle function problem. So i had to stop taking it.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    6 Rounds of chemo not fun. No appetite, metal taste in mouth until they cut down dosage by 1/4. Nausea and throwing up. Weak and very tired.

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

    Side Effects

    Forgetful and confused. Low white blood cell count. Achy and flu-like symptoms. Could not get enough sleep!

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    Chemo Completed Celebration

    Celebration

    Had close family and friends over to celebrate the completion of chemo! Food and my favorite... taramasu dessert!

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