Egnal's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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

    Oh No

    sarcoma in the right leg

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    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    in right leg sometimes

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    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    this time it is breast cancer

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    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 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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    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I got burned so badly that I had to take a week off from the treatments. I became so fatigued that I would fall asleep at my desk at work. I started working half days and took 3 day weekends just to sleep. It became very hard to wear any tops - I prefered large cotton T-shirts (however, this was not appropriate for my job as a school principal).

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

    burned skin

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    about 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    tamoxifin

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I often forget to take it once a week. It is also difficult to remember not to have my first cup of coffee right away in the morning - this a habit.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Body part/function

    Loss

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

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    about 5 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: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    got pneumonia

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    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    very difficult recovery, but I am now very happy with the results

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Egnal
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    about 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    a good friend died of cancer

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