Lou's Journey with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient: Breast Cancer > Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    • Lou
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in situ (...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had a mammogram every year. No family history. Never in my wildest dream did I expect to have breast cancer.

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    • Lou
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in situ (...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    my first surgery at 53 years old

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Lou
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in situ (...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The most embarissing and lonely procedure.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lou
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in situ (...
    over 4 years ago
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    Tamoxifen

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    one pill a day for 5 years

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