vlynn's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Stage IV

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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    lymph node biopsy and port placement were also done at this time

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery, large tumor destroyed 75% of femur, had to have rod and bolt put in leg

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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    2nd round of radiation for more tumors found on bones

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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    port removal

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Zometa was the first bone strengthener tried. My port never worked right from the beginning and would almost pass out from chest pain whenever they tried to use it. So they removed it and now I've been on XGEVA since January 2012

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    • vlynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I've been on Hydrocodone and Morphine since the leg surgery.

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