galiher7's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • galiher7
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Shocked to learn my tumor was cancerous.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Still have side effects from chemo-neuropathy.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Tumor shrunk a lot so I had surgery.

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  4. 4
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Loss

    My cancer hit me hard when I lost my hair. I have it back now .

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    • galiher7
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Spot where lymph nodes were taken out still feels numb and sore.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • galiher7
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was a breeze compared to chemo.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  7. 7
    • galiher7
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    This is the worst side effect. Still suffering with it. Hands and feet hurt all the time.

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