KatieMarie's Journey with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage 0

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    • KatieMarie
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I'm more at What the? not Oh No when I found out Sept 10, 2012.

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    • KatieMarie
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    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

    Decision Point

    I choose a Lumpectomy with and a 1cm DCIS area in my breast and a 1mm area of possible invasive cancer - which will also include removal of my sentinel lymph node 2-3 nodes in addition to the sentinel will be removed.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy with sentinel node removal Sept 27. Feel pretty good but my entire body still hurts

    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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    over 4 years ago
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    Marker Results & Sentinel lymph Node

    Celebration

    Wow... I still feel like I'm in a dream. I'm happy and weird at the same time. I received results on my markers from my surgery last week. They are clear and my Sentinel lymph node and 2 other nodes they removed are cancer free. I'm so happy. Will be meeting with the Medical Oncologist next week. Radiation Oncologist late October.

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    • KatieMarie
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Rcovered well from lumpectomy and sentinel node removed. Start radiation today. Was told I do not need to take any supliments buy nutritionist. Not sure about that.

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    • KatieMarie
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    over 3 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    August 16, 2013 was my first mamo since I was treated. I am cancer free!!!

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    • KatieMarie
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Done with radiation Dec.4 2012!!

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    • KatieMarie
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    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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