nancy123's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The feeling of fatigue was overwhelming

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had radiation five days a week for 6-1/2 weeks and the burns were so bad, took weeks to heal

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Is still uncomfortable and have lymphedema from losing lymth nodes. Have chosen not to do reconstructive surgery, but do have some emotional issues due to losing left breast

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    When diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer the tumor in my liver was over 9 cm. It shrunk enough, down to less than 3 cm that allowed me to have an ablation procedure using heat.

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I lost my son at the age of 31 to Melanoma five months before I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    There is such a thing as chemo brain. I also had issues with my eyesight during chemo. Losing my hair was devastating. It is now coming in very nicely and curly.. unfortunately, also coming in grey.

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • nancy123
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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