Elle's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Elle
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    Lost my job!

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    almost 5 years ago
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    lumpectomy or mastectomy?

    Decision Point

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    1st round of AC. Getting 4 rounds of AC, with 3 weeks between treatments. This will take 3 months. Then I'll get Taxol every week for 12 weeks. 6 total months!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    Hair loss (alopecia)

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    2nd round of AC. Felt like a hammer hit me in the chest when nurse started IV. She thought I had a leak in my port. Had to go to hospital for test to insure no leak, which there wasn't. I then got my chemo. No one could explain why I had the sudden, sharp pain in my chest.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

    2nd blood check after 2nd AC chemo. GR# was .6. Given a long list of "don't dos" and told to check my temp 3 times a day. According to the nurse, GR#'s are "Baby Platelets" so I'm not producing quite enough of them right now and am more apt to infection and blood not clotting should I get a cut. Not given any meds to counteract. May not be able to get my chemo next week if numbers don't go up.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

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