Marshah's Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage IIA, ER Positive: Yes

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    • Marshah
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had to have a second lumpectomy for an unclear margin. The second surgery 3 weeks later came away with a clean margin.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    • Marshah
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    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: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    • Marshah
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    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    While it was a frightening procedure at first and left my breast with a blue cast from the dye for a couple of months, when it was over I had little or not side effects or pain.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 4
    • Marshah
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 4 sessions of a combo drug and 4 session of another drug. My reaction to the 1st combo drug was sleeping all day on the 3rd and 4th days. I had some anxiety during this time that affected my sleep and had to be put on medication to help. With the last 4 sessions, they had me on taxatier which caused a skin reaction on my hands. The palms looked like they were badly sunburned and stung when I washed them. The palms then peeled off in large sheets. This whole process took about 6 weeks. I was taken off of taxatier after the first session and put on taxol for the last three session. I did much better on this drug while being a little tired after treatments but with no other reaction.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    • Marshah
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Marshah
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I went through 33 sessions of radiation. I had no reaction other than some redness on the day that my chemo and radiation were both the same day and I was about 3/4 the way through with radiation. They narrowed to target sight down for about 1 week until the redness was reduced and then went back to the original method.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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