robang13's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • robang13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Mammo showed classifications that were malignant.

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    • robang13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery went well but I developed cystitis of the breast that was painful and gross. Took 5 weeks to clear up!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • robang13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    While not painful to actually have the side effects are a pain! Had a bad rash under breast that is still clearing up months later.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • robang13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    On tamoxifen for 5 years. Side effects include bone pain, exhaustion, hot flashes and weight gain

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • robang13
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    On Effexor to help the hot flashes and improve my mental outlook. So far so good!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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