browniemar'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: about 8 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port never worked well. The tube was too close to the vein wall. Because of the difficulty of getting it to work, we finally stopped using it and I had it removed.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Chose to have bi-lateral mastectomy because I did not want to take chances with the other breast. Had reconstruction at the same time and am glad that I did that.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Impact of bisphosphates on recurrence of breast cancer

    Clinical Trial

    I took 15 Zometa infusions as part of this study. Had no problems, and my participation is now completed.

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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had burning and stopped treatment for a week.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Replaced expanders with implants

    Procedure or Surgery

    Implants far more comfortable than expanders, though they still do not feel normal.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished radiation in February, 2009!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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