Autumn10182001's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 8 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IIIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2009 was a double mastectomy, Left in April 2009 (cancer side), right Nov 2009 (no cancer), tired of being lopsided.. Also had a port put in April 2009, then taken out in April 2010.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    In addition to the chemo in 2009, I had anti nausea meds, (many) and neulasta shots during the time , I had Adriamyacin and Cytoxin first, dose-dense, 4 treatments,,, they were the bad ones. Then 12 weeks of Taxol, which was ok, did not need neuprogen or anti nausea during Taxol. I am currently on Femara because the tumor, although classified TNBC, was 5% ER+. I also have to have annual Zometa infusions for my bones as the Femara eats them..

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The Radiation was in 1999 when I was dx the first time with Breast cancer, which was stage I ER+, PR+, IDC. I had lumpectomy, chemo 5-FU, Cytoxin and Methotextrate every 3 weeks then for six months.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    see box with Perspective, there have been many

    Side Effects

    Nausea, Chemo Brain, Fatigue, Low White Blood count, Pnuemoma, Bone aches, weight loss (2009), weight gain in (1999), Mild Lymphedema from 1999 axillary node dissection, vaginal dryness (still), hair loss, heart damage, constipation, and a unique thing that the oncologist said didn't exist, but I did find a number of women that experienced it. It was a body odor, that only I could smell, I had to have my sheets washed everyday, pillow cases, etc.. everyone said they couldn't smell it, it was a disgusting odor, and would begin about 15 minutes after they started the adriamyacin infusion.... but lasted the whole 8-9 weeks I was on it...

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