smcroy's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 16 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • smcroy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    In addition to my anti-nausea medicine, I also sucked on peppermints. For some reason, the peppermints worked. I was able to continue working while I was taking my chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In fact, I took my radiation treatments during my lunch hour. It's amazing what a person can do when he/she decides that cancer is not going to rule that person's life.

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    • smcroy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    mosquitos hated me during chemo!

    Side Effects

    Mosquitos love me, but when I was taking chemotherapy I could sit outside all night long and never get a mosquito bite! I love sitting outside on my porch, and I have to use repellant now, but the summer of 2001 I could enjoy my porch without getting one mosquito bite! Has anyone else experienced this?

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