JIovine461's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had a feeling that something was wrong but I never thought it will be cancer I had a lump removed in 2005 and it turn out not be cancer. The strange thing was the tumor did not show up on any of the scan but my right breast was hurting me right in the nipple area. I told the doctors that something is wrong because every time my grandson would put his head on my breast it would hurt. I was told that cancer don't hurt. I kept search for a doctor that would take me seriously and listen to me. This is my body and I know when something is not normal.i

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I chose to keep as much of my breast as possible. They also removed all of my lymph nodes which I sis not expert that they had told me it would be one or two but all has been removed. Everything seem to be going fine no infection than after 6 weeks i my right arm swell up I was build up fluids than the process of draining me. Than I develop a serious infection

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    They couldn't decide whether to give me chemo because I have lumps in the other breast and they felt if that side has cancer than they will give me chemo therapy but instead they gave me pain medication. anti depression, and other medication like antibiotic for the infection I was getting 6 weeks after surgery

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Now at first this was scary in this cold room big machine huge metal thick doors. I was scare but I have to say they were very caring my tears would roll down my face because I felt like a little girl all I wanted was my mother to be there with me, unfortunately she pass away three weeks before I was diagnose with cancer. The funny thing was when they have to tattoo you I was they would have made a flower or butterfly because those tattoo dots look like you have blackheads. They also would at time injected be with the radiation as well. I for whatever reason they started me on the blocker medication while I was still going through radiation

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

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

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