jennqt's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 46, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • jennqt
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    No cancer found! :) Recovery took a bit longer than I expected for this.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jennqt
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jennqt
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Right hand and arm lymphedema, typically mild, but increases with activity or warm weather. Compression glove helps, once I found one that fit well.

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    • jennqt
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Tamoxifen + radiation = Ovarian issues = Hysterectomy and immediate menopause at age 40.

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    • jennqt
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hysterectomy + Oophrectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Davinci Robot was a wonderful way to minimize recovery for this surgery! I'm a fan!

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