Spoole4's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IIIC

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    • Spoole4
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Still struggle with fog at times -= frustrating.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    After an MRI they saw just a dot \ Doctor tried to talk me into a lumpectomy but had already had that in that breast - I wanted it removed

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    When the surgeon got into the surgery he found it was invasive removed 12 nodes and was diagnosed as Stage 3 C - immediately started chemo

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had "red death" - felt so sick - worked as much as i could - felt like i was dying then came the next kind and have nerve damage - had a use a walker for a while - cannot feel right foot and parts of the left foot.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Spoole4
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Got burned had to quit for 3 weeks - got shingles in burn area

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Spoole4
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    There is quite a bit of joint pain - still cannot sleep without help. Nerve damage

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    • Spoole4
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

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

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    • Spoole4
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    Out of radiation 6 months - fear is passing - getting better , stronger -

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