Hawklady's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage IIB

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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I felt as if the world had stopped. I felt betrayed by my body. I lost both of my parents to cancer. I wondered if I too would die.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After the lumpectomy was done and I was in recovery the surgeon told me that the Pathologist had discovered there were margins of an additional tumor under the one they had removed. I would need additional surgery. Instead of the plum sized breast tissue removed it ended up being closer to tennis ball sized.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The chemo made me tired and slightly "off" not quite sick to my stomach but close. I developed neuropathy in my feet and hands. Towards the end I developed awful mouth sores. I felt like I was moving through a fog.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I started my radiation treatment after I returned to work. My employer was understanding about me leaving every day but I tried to make up my time. The last week of radiation I developed a bad burn on my breast. It was very painful and required antibiotics.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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