Kathy504's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 61

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    • Kathy504
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Kathy504
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Kathy504
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Kathy504
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I am now getting back to my "new normal". Eating healthier, going to the gym, selecting my "battles" more carefully and taking time to smell the roses. I want to be able to dance at my children's weddings. They are 12 and 13 so I have to do everything in my power to stay healthy. The rest I need to leave to God.

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    • Kathy504
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    I am having extreme joint pain due to Arimidex. It worked well-obviously stopped the estrogen production in my body. I can handle the night sweats and hot flashes. I hate to have to take an Alleve or something twice a day for the next 5 years.There are long term effects from doing that, too.

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