sassy's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Really wasn't ready to hear I had breast cancer a third time.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    They did the mastectomy, then put in the expanders for the implants.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    There were better meds for the nausea.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Happy to be done with treatment, and ready to start rebuilding my life after a divorce. He left before I found out I had cancer a third time.

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