lynnh's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was with my daughter at her first ob/gyn appointment when the nurse practictioner discovered a change in left breast.

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  2. 2
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Type of surgery

    Decision Point

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

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  3. 3
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After my first treatment, I was pulled out for another decision.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Continue with Radiation or have Double Mastectomy

    Decision Point

    I test positive for the BRCAII Gene.

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    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Reaction to anethesia made recovery longer.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. 7
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 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: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Infected Finger due to low WBC

    Side Effects

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

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  9. 9
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    Bladder Infection and vertigo

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  10. 10
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    Done with chemo by 50th birthday!

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  11. 11
    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Love my Plastic Surgeon!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • lynnh
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Oophorectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Because of the BRCAII gene, had ovaries removed.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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