Wolfsuky's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Same Day surgery went well, recovery as expected. Easiest part of the treatment

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Althought the doctor informed me well about the side effects, I was not prepared for the toll it took on my thinking. Chemo brain was terrifying to me. I became extremely anxious and depressed and needed the strong support of my loving husband, family and friends

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Wolfsuky
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)

    Radiation

    The Savi device was not comfortable, but the trade off was that I could still go to work between the daily treatments, the treatments were completed in 5 days. Whew! a no brainer compared to the alternative.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    • Wolfsuky
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Libido--totatlly wiped out

    Loss

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

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