Maritza'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: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Maritza
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    The diagnosis came as a total shock.....it changed my life and my family's life completely! It was totally unexpected, I was only 36 years old and it had NEVER crossed my mind. This stage felt like I was totally "lost", it also made me feel powerless, resentful, afraid,, guilty and deeply sad and depressed as I had never felt.

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    • Maritza
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 4 years ago
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    Many Tests

    Clinical Trial

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

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    • Maritza
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    over 4 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery is of course one of the most scary parts of the journey, however, I went through a short and good recovery period. My husband and my family were always unconditionally by my side.....this made everything much easier.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had everything done in one surgery: mastectomy(left breast) and reconstruction at the same time! I know I am lucky...since I have heard so many stories that are very different.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Maritza
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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Nobody had really explained this part very well, so it was scary for me...........also taking care of the port was something I did not know of.......so showers were very unconfortable.....and today, more than one year after, I still have the port in me..............but sometimes it feels uncomfortable

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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