Melynn's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 12 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was advised by my brest surgeon to have a lumpectomy and chemothery with radiation. Wrong advise!!! I found this out later. My mother & sister were being treated with chemotherapy for their second occurance at this time.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I did TAC chemo with my sister who was battling her second occurance. I did not have many side effects while taking chemo but many came within a year after the completion.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Advised not to have radiation

    Radiation

    The radiologist gave me advise not to have radiation but to have a double mastectomy due to my family history of new occurances.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery went well but at the same time I have reconstructive surgery performed with expanders.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Neuroma removal

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went through "7" surgeries due to many problems ranging from a bad surgeon to a staff infection and needed to have the implanted changed out eachtime. I found a fantastic surgeion who fixed the look and feel of my implants.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Melynn
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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