pookie13's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 59

  1. 1
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The breast cancer that I had 19 years ago has come back in my lings and bones.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was 34 at the time and my doctor said that a lumpectomy and some radiation would take care of it. Unfortunately, there was cancer in one of the 11 nodes removed so I also would need chemo. I was never so afraid in my life of what was happening to me. But somehow I did make it through and after 5 years I was told I was cancer free. Now 19 years later I have stage 4 breast cancer.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    hot flashes came back!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation is helping with the bone pain but it makes me very tired.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • pookie13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • pookie13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • pookie13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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