ryrysnana's Journey:

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

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    over 4 years ago
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    Core Biopsey

    Procedure or Surgery

    After mammo, spot compressions and ultrasound came back highly suspicious for cancer I promptly got an appt with a BS in a larger town. She did my core biopsey that very day.

    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 Brea...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Never dreamed the voice on the phone would actually say "sorry to tell you it is cancer".

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    After the pathology report confirmed IDC and DCIS my BS immediately got me an appt for a breast MRI

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    treatment

    Decision Point

    Have decided to have bilateral mastectomy for my own piece of mind. My daughter works as a MRI tech and her experience with BC patients that chose lumpectomies almost always end up getting mastectomies later down the road. This way hopefully I will only have to have chemo treatments and not radation.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery finally getting closer,,,10/09/12. Finished all my pre-op testing today,hope I passed the stress test so my regular Dr. can approve my medical clearance. Appts with BS and PS on Monday, Tuesday morning appt to get the nuclear shot for the sentinol biopsy then check in for the bilateral. It has been a long 5 weeks !!

    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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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After a 4 hour surgery and 5 hours in recovery room my breathing and oxygen levels were very low. Ended up having to stay in the hospital for 3 days.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    10/16/12,,,had to have second surgery to remove 2 inches of dead skin from cancer side and 1 inch from other side. Was told it was very rare for the skin not to survive, also had to take out the implant so we do not run a chance of getting an infection and delaying chemo. Will put the implant back in after chemo treatments are finished.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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