Gettaway's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 24 years ago, Female, Age: 70, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    As a 2 time survivor, not only am I lucky, but did have great support. But truly, as we are being constantly cared for, by dr's and family, all I wanted some some normalacy...I wanted to hear the humor that we all have. I feel when we have some of that, we can concentrate on getting better. I did go thru Chemo twice and radiation in between. Then in 2000 I had thyroid cancer...but I knew only the "good" die young so I would be here for a while longer. Have a great day and enjoy life and ALWAYS keep you sense of humor

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    We will always have a few things to deal with, but nothing we can't handle. I was able to work the whole time thru chemo and had my radiation on my lunch hr.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Piece of cake, but it does make you tired...the good news is that if you had a lumpectomy, your breast won't sag...LOL

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Being a single female and losing my hair and then gaining weight really really sucked.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    I had a slip of the foot and had to have 11 screws put in my ankle...so it can effect your bones

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I have had 2 very close friends lose their battle with breast cancer and it was one of the hardest things ever, feeling so helpless.

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • Gettaway
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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