cher598's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 71, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • cher598
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was praying this was a cyst--But NO--The Big C

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    • cher598
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery went well + they removed a small tumor

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cher598
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    whether to follow up with radiation

    Decision Point

    Right now I want to avoid a radiation follow up. I do not like the side effects. You also have to take harmon drugs. I am wondering if I can just take the drugs insteadf?

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    • cher598
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I have 2 more days of radiation. It seemed to go fast. My breast is red now, but no problems. Aquaphor is a great cream (or generic--walgreens}--Also wash clothes in woolite, so you won"t get irritation. I take a hormone drug also (no side effects}. Originally they wanted me to have kemo also. But when my gene test showed low occurance of coming back, I chose radiation only. Everything has worked out fine so far. I pray it stays that way.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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