NemosMom's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 25 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • NemosMom
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Anytime you hear the "C" word. You have cancer you immediately think you are going to die. I had an 18 month old to live for!!!

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    • NemosMom
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Type of treatment course of action.

    Decision Point

    At the time I was diagnosed, I had cancer in one breast!!! As there was a 30% chance it would return in the other breast, I made the decision to have both breasts removed. Very painful!!!! I also chose to have implants. At the end of chemo, they wanted to put me on Tamoxician (??) and I refused that due to the unknowns of it increasing your chance of ovarian cancer.

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    • NemosMom
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • NemosMom
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I drove myself to chemo. I was lucky!!!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • NemosMom
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    I have survived cancer for 19 years!!!

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