muffin's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 41

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    • muffin
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had been done with chemotherapy for 6 1/2 months and radiation for 3 months. I was having pain in my rib area and started feeling bloated. I had a Ct scan which showed I had fluid around my lung a couple of nodules. I then had a pet scan which showed it is in my liver, bones and lung. I have went thrum my first round of chemotherapy.

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    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy but only had cancer in the right side. Also had 3 lymph nodes involved. Had tissue expanders and in march 2012 had an exchange.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation went well. 25 times once a day.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Cytoxan and taxol every 3 weeks for 6 times.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Was hospitalized for a week for being nutropenic.

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