Mugwump's Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 25 years ago, Female, Age: 72, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Mugwump
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    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: Disagree
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    • Mugwump
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a severe allergic reaction to the chemo after 12 weeks and had to stop entirely. Actually the chemo was for colon cancer which was diagnosed in 2003.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Mugwump
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Underwent radiation in 1992 and 1993 when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Radiation didn't have that much effect on me, at least not anything I really noticed (except for fatigue). My breast cancer returned in 2003 and I had to have the double mastectomy and went on hormone therapy for 5 years (Arimidex). I opted for implants in 2005. May 2012, another lobular carcinoma was discovered and was removed surgically in June, which clear margins, and I am now taking Femara.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Mugwump
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    about 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I have lost my sister (breast cancer), my nephew (melanoma) and my brother (pancreatic cancer).

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