anacgh's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IIIA, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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

    Oh No

    I knew it was bad when the tech doing the mammogram did not say anything to me and the Dr. said I had to have a biopsy.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Although I was able to work through it, it took a toll on my body. I had to have to two blood transfusion towards the end of treatment. Blood levels took a long time to go back to normal.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was very fortunate that my margins were clear and lymph nodes were negative. I had 3 nodes removed, all clear. With neo-adjuvant chemo, my tumor (7 cm at diagnosis) was completely gone.

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

    Radiation

    Radiation was not difficult, but the side effects from it continue. There is tenderness and tightness in the area that was treated.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • anacgh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Herceptin

    Other Care

    I had Herceptin for a full year.

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    • anacgh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Had my port removed and life is going on for now. :)

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