Mel's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 42, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Mel
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just the going and having drugs put into my body cannot stand. I sit and jitter and shake my legs whole time I'm there can't wait to get out.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Mel
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Mel
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Reconstruction Implants

    Procedure or Surgery

    Dec. 27, 2012 I went in an outpatient surgery to have my expanders taken out and implants put in. They were running late (normal) so they took me back right when they were about ready for me so had 2 nurses prepping me (I hate! IV's) It went really well I hurt alittle bit more than I thought, but as far as the expanders out it's wonderful feels so much better not supposed to lift much first few weeks went back for checkup and they are healing good. Another 2 weeks can start massaging them and can start getting back on my treadmill!!... Next will be if I chose to do the nipple reconstruction which I'm unsure of right now.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Mel
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    My first round was every 3 weeks that was bad sick for 3 days no energy then I'd start to feel good 2nd and 3rd week then back to treatment I am currently on second round it's every week and I've been doing really well as far as no sickness. I have lost my hair which was horrible for me that happened 3rd week of first round, with 2nd round I'm dealing with moods up and down, hot flashes like crazy! tiredness if do to much, out of breath quicker, muscles aching more.

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