CathyMarine1's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a year before at the same age.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had three lumpectomies and still couldn't clear a margin and it was still spreading.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    To stay in AZ and let them try to get the cancer out or go to MD ANderson in Houston.

    Decision Point

    Ended up at MDA and had a mastectomy. Went very well and put an expander in place to start reconstruction process.

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Two years cancer free but had several reconstruction surgeries. Feel and look great!

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