PommyMommy1's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After 2 mammograms an ultrasound then biopsy got the news. Fortunately I went for my annual mammogram and since the tumor was so tiny my gynecologist called it microscopic. But there it was. Had surgery a week later. Shock and awe...took some lymph nodes out and had partial mastectomy....margins were good. I know more now about cancer than I ever have in my life. After surgery healed up for eight weeks then had seven weeks of radiation. Talk about fatigue. Did practically nothing. Been two months since finished and now finally feeling almost normal. I can clean house and shower without needing to sit and rest too much. On tamoxifen for five years. Hot flashesa were hellaciouse but got some stuff from my oncologist to hep with that. Good stuff. Hoping it just never comes back.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was always tired, scared about the future. Did I have a future? Surgeon was great, was scarey getting the hook in there but it went really well.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 3 years ago
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    Found a tumor after 2 1/2 years.

    Oh No

    Went to get mamo, then second mamo, then ultrasound. Oncologist says there is a small tumor in same breast as before. Going to schedule a biopsy for next week after i see surgeon. Been on tamoxifen for whole two years since finishing radiation. Im hoping its benign, but really, what r the chances i would have a benign tumor just inches from the prior malignancy. I geuss i need to see what the biopsy says. Trying not to worry. But that is really hard.

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