janstar47's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 70, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • janstar47
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 4 years ago
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    The Dx followed a serious infection the month prior. Plus I was told they thought I had multiple myeloma as well.

    Oh No

    I was "prepared" to hear a diagnosis of cancer. My mass was seen on a CT Scan I had while hospitalized in July 2012 for a severe infection. It was thought then that it was cancer. Weird how an infection ended up finding out that I had cancer. A "blessing in disguise"...

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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Taxotere and Cytoxan

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    My chemo drug was a combo of Cytoxan and Taxotere. It put me in Afib twice; 1st and 4th treatment. They stopped chemo after 4th.

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was not a painful surgery during the follow up. It was tolerable and I took very little pain med. Tylenol when I did.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    33 radiation treatments went by and I had done very well. Redness and I kept Aquaphor on it daily. Removed prior to radiation. Put back on when I got home. And did that 33 times. Had a great Team taking care of me.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Removal of my breast was/is a loss. But, I'm just fine with that. I'd have liked to have reconstruction, but the long surgery and anesthesia may have been a bad idea when I'm controlling Afib.

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    over 4 years ago
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    First treatment white count bottomed out. High FEVER

    Side Effects

    Was in hospital for 6 days to turn this around.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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