sjjohnson1's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    When having my mammogram in January I knew they found a "spot". Five xrays were taken of the right breast before I left the hospital. Approximately a week later, I received a letter asking me to contact the doctor for a follow-up mammo and ultrasound.

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  2. 2
    about 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: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Family Death

    Oh No

    Four days after I was released from the hospital, my father passed away.

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My first chemo was the worst. I didn't know what to expect, I was anxious and scared. But, I had very, very few side effects. I did run a fever after the first treatment. And, about a month or two after my chemo ended, my finger nails separated from the nail beds. I had very few side effects.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I was more fatigued with radiation than with chemo. And, it seemed as though the end would never arrive. But, as of tomorrow (9-25-12) I will be finished with radiation. I did well...the only break I took was Labor Day because the oncology department closed for the holiday.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Milestones

    I am a year out from my diagnosis. All seems to be going well.

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