Nancyr's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Nancyr
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    What type of surgery would be in my best interest to beat cancer?

    Decision Point

    My mother passed away after a very long battle with breast cancer. I had been dealing with cystic breast since my twenties. Two years ago my gynecologist referred me to a specialist because she could not examine my breast properly due to the many cycst in both breast. For two years I had a mamogram followed by a MRI to capture anything behind these cycst. This year the MRI picked up the cancer the momogram missed. My decision to remove both my breasts was the right decision for me based on my circumstances.

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    • Nancyr
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 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: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Nancyr
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Nancyr
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Should I have reconstructive surgery?

    Decision Point

    I made a decision not to have the reconstructive surgery. I am very happy with my decision and with my prosthetics.

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

    Celebration

    Double mastectomy followed by 30 treatments of radiation. My last treatment was on July 12, 2012. Went back to work five weeks after surgery and continued to work during my treatments.

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