momkay's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 21 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • momkay
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    small children at home to raise

    Oh No

    When I found out I had cancer my daughter was 6 weeks old my son was 3 1/2 years old. Finding out I had cancer was very scary as I was 36 years old and had two children to raise and would I be here to raise them

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    • momkay
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I also had the flap done at the same time

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • momkay
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was very sick and unable to care for my children. I also lost my hair, but I kept my spirits up

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • momkay
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    very tired, unable to eat mostly just slept for first few days (12 rounds every three weeks) the first three or four days after each chemo were rough and then I would start to feel better and could live somewhat normally

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    • momkay
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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

    Radiation

    The radiation went well not sick only had redness and sore like a sunburn near the end and a few weeks after. Going everday was sometimes hard (36) treatments

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