Diana60's Journey with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient: Breast Cancer > Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Diana60
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in si...
    over 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    My first thoughts were " I can't afford this." We barely get by as it is. I don't want to leave my family with a lot of debt. I don't want my husband to loose our house and have no place to live. Even though we have found some help there, I still worry about the expense.

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    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in si...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was doing great to begin with after release but about 6 days out reached for a paper on the floor and felt a sharp pain that radiated through the breast and it caused a burning inside the breast. Now I have some difficulty reaching out without the same sharp pain. I wear out quickly, and don't get a lot done except go to work and nap at home.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Took my first dose of Tomoxifen today and it does make me sleepy so I will take it later in the day, after work. Right now... I want a nap... and I am at work so that is not possible.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am having a problem with depression and am now having to take depression medicine once again. I have terrible 5 million needle pain in my legs at night when I roll over in to a cool part of the bed or when I uncover to get up. It made me terribly sleepy so I take it before I go to bed. I don't like taking Tamoxifen at all but the doctor's are not concerned with the side effects because my blood counts were good.

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