yayi's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Lobular

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 56

  1. 1
    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I got the bad news, and now I am preparing to have a lumpectomy October 2nd. Hopefully there is not lymphnodes involvement and they are able to get the tumor with all the cancerous cells. For what I hear the tumor .5 cm and did not show in last year's mammo. I have a mammo every year since the age of 33. My mom and aunt die because of metastatic breast cancer and my chances of getting it it was high. So, I can really say I was surprise by the diagnosis.

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  2. 2
    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had the surgery and was surprised by how low my discomfort level was.The day after the surgery I felt fine besides being just a little drowsy from the general anesthesia. Only needed one pain killer and even then the pain was not unbearable. In general the whole process was not a horrible experience. I expected to feel worse than I did. I will start radiation treatment next week and it will continue for seven weeks. I was also told of having to take this Tamoxifen pill for the next five years. Is it true that the side effects are horrible; hot flashes and muscle ache?

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    over 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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    • yayi
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    over 3 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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