BC2006's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 49, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • BC2006
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    This was my first response to the diagnosis when the doctor provided the information. During this time, I was out of work and I was diagnosed on Feb. 23rd and my insurance ended on Feb. 28th. At this moment, I needed a biopsy, surgery, and radiation with 3 days left with insurance. After three days of being in shock, I called my old employer and told them about my current situation and I was hired as a contractor. My insurance was reinstated immediately, and I had surgery on March 13th. God is so good!!

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was simple and lasted about 3 hours. The recovery process was very easy.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    In the beginning, the radiation treatments were tolerable but after 5 weeks of daily treatments, I started to burned and my energy level started to decrease as well. Overall, the radiation treatments are not bad but the goal is to get a lot of rest and eat before your treatments.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • BC2006
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Each year, I celebrate being a breast cancer survivor by attending walks, speaking engagements, and mentoring other women going through treatment as well.

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