Darlin's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 41, Stage IIIC

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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    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: Agree
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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    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: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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

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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Chemo was the worst for me. I had every side effect.

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

    Celebration

    Finished Chemo!

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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Locate Axillary Lymph Nodes for surgery

    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: Agree
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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This surgery was the easiest of the three: Chemo!, Double Mastectomy & Radiation.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had Chemo first, double mastectomy then Radiation. I was exhausted by the end of Radiation due to the cumulative effect of everything. I used Dermasil on my skin and the only real bad skin issues I experienced were underneath my arm. I used neosporin on that area and it helped a lot to sooth the burning. I also took ibuprofen to keep inflammation down.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Darlin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had trouble wearing clothing, going out in the heat and major waves of heat would come over me and my bald head would start to sweat.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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