Myungclas' Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was the healthiest woman I knew when I was diagnosd with cancer. I did everything "right"...ate healthy, exercised, didn't smoke. Apparently all that didn't matter..cancer doesn't care if you do things "right."

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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    In hindsight, the surgery was the easy part. Crazy!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Myungclas
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Six rounds of taxotere and carboplatin. No picnic, but definitely survivable!

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    33 rounds. Seriously inconvenient! The itching and blistering would have been minimized if the nurses hadn't been so stingy with the samples of the "good stuff."

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Loss

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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    We had a giant pink party with a photo station where people could put on pink accessories...boas, wigs, jewelry, giant glasses, tiaras...you get the idea. A month later, I decorated my pink tent at the Komen 3 day with the pics...and, YES, I walked the entire 60 miles!

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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • Myungclas
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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