Attitude's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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

    Oh No

    Surprised. Breast cancer does not run in my family.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Excellent surgeon. Told me what to expect and followed up.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had on okay time with most of the drugs. Only had 1 negative reaction and had to stop that drug. Much quicker to get ready in the morning without hair. Have to look for the positive things.

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

    Celebration

    I have two small children and was single. Very important to set a celebration for the end of treatment so the kids knew I would get better. We did Disney and had a wonderful celebration. I tried very hard to make sure my attitude was positive, extremely important with young children. I think a good attitude helped my overall success in fighting the cancer. I know work hard to support the work of the ACS. Important we work to help in not only the fight of cancer but the research that might help ELIMINATE cancer all together.

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