sambella's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    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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    over 5 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I think I did very well throughout chemo. The biggest side effect for me was extreme fatigue.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Hot flashes biggest issue!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I developed some skin issues the last week of treatment which gradually healed after treatment.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Received intravenous iron during chemo.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Severe fatigue with each round of treatment. By second or third week, fatigue would lessen considerably.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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    over 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Pretty frequent and still experiencing as a side effect of tamoxifen.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Mild case and is manageable.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

    Still experiencing this!

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    over 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    Not severe and relieved by using Biotene mouthwash and toothpaste.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    I love water, but I noticed the week after a round of chemo, it would taste metallic. Just temporary and by second week, water tasted fine.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Thinking problems

    Side Effects

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  22. 22
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    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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    over 5 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

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    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    Continued psychotherapy throughout treatment and it was very helpful. Also attended support groups which provided a lot of information and camaraderie.

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