harriet's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 12 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • harriet
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am glad that I got implants. I am disappointed in the final results. I felt rushed by the doctor to complete the procedure, so they are not as large as I would have liked. They are so small that I cannot purchase a normal bra. On the plus side, most days I don't have to wear one.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    • harriet
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It takes a toll on your energy and self esteem. You lose your hair, everyone knows whats going on.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • harriet
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I experience bone and muscle aches. My joints, especially ache. When I am trying to sleep is when it bothers me the most.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    • harriet
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This is the easiest therapy of all. You go in, sit for about an hour getting treated, and leave. The end. See ya in 3 weeks! No side effects, just have to adjust schedule to be there.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    • harriet
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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