watson2010's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I found out I had stage III cancer and it had metastasized. I have never know personally any one that had breast cancer and I was scared.

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It is so hard to decide what to do and with all the options it made it harder for me. I decided to have a mastectomy and leave well enough alone for now. I do not believe that I will get breast cancer in my other breast. It could come back any where.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Taking the chemo was not as hard on me as I thought it would be. It did make me tired and a little crazy but there was no pain.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    While going through chemo I had a lot of side effects. Hair loss, anemia, chemo brain, depression/anxiety, constipation, eating problems, fatigue, hand foot syndrome, low white blood count, mood changes, mouth dryness, mouth sores, shortness of breath, swallowing problems, taste change/loss,

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My last radiation treatment was in August 2011. Now the time for healing begins.

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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

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  8. 8
    about 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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