sonson's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • sonson
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was the last thing I thought would ever happen to me. Found a lump on my right side just next to my under arm area. I was thinking that maybe it was a swollen lymph node so I gave it a week before going to the doctor about it. When it didn't go away I made an appointment and from there a mammogram and ultra sound. They assure me that it would have been caught by the regular mammogram, but I have my doubts because of where it was. I had to really contort my body to the x-ray machine just so they could get a picture of it. Once they did the ultra sound they had the radiologist come in and take a look. He didn't like what he saw on the ultra sound so they did the biopsy right then. Two days later just after the fourth of July I was told it was breast cancer. On the following Monday my husband got laid off from work. It's been a roller coaster ride from there. Tomorrow I start my chemo.

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    • sonson
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. Nine total nodes were removed and two were positive for cancer.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Will start this tomorrow on 9/11

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • sonson
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    over 4 years ago
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    Getting Herceptin for HER2 negative diagnosis

    Clinical Trial

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    • sonson
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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