Heather's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 46, Stage IIIC, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    4 treatments in and I am already feeling skin irritations and tiredness! 30 more to go....

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

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

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hurt worse than expected!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The shots cause such pain that it is hard to move.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port inserted in July, what a pain. It hurts non-stop plus it's UGLY!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    DONE!

    Celebration

    My doctor threw me a pizza party! Cute, huh??

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  8. 8
    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    BRCA2

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    UGH ~ PAIN!!

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Getting my port out on the 5th - will have to wait till the 12th to start radiation

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  12. 12
    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    All finished with Rads!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Heather
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Latissimus dorsi flap

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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