Supergail's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 58, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Medicines to raise WBC make you feel like you have the flu..horrible

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I have had several treatments. The breast treatments were painless, as were the brain treatments. However, I am claustrophobic so it was horrible all the same.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was on tdm-1 trial, which is now FDA approved. I enjoyed 3 months of treatments/progression free survival and then it failed.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    dranibinol - did nothing positive - dont waste your time.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  5. 5
    almost 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tykerb made me so sick and weak..I couldnt eat or get out of bed.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I am Gail's husband Anthony. Gail recently passed on June 11 2013. Gail's cancer was not showing itself in any scans or markers for 2.5 yrs after surgery/radiation/chemo in 07/08. Oct 10 it showed up in Bones and liver. From Oct 2010 thru June 2013 she continually underwent treatment with every available line of chemo(7 lines). She traveled hundreds of miles for treatments when necessary. The only one that really seemed to help was the TDM1 trial, which was fda approved and is now known as Kadcyla. All others slowed the progression, but never stopped or reversed it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please honor my wife by staying positive. Gail is surely an angel watching over you all!

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