SuzanneV's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage 0

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    • SuzanneV
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    my oncologist tells me I need radiation and my radiation specialist tells me I can skip it because the cancer they found was taken out with a clear margin and very small. What decision should I make?

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • SuzanneV
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation or not?

    Decision Point

    My oncologist tells me I need radiation and my radiation specialist tells me I can skip it because the cancer (stage 0 - nuclear grade 1 - 0.35 cm tumor) they found was taken out with a clear margin and very small.Last mammogram this week doesn't show any other suspicious calcifications, therefor radiation specialist states that I could skip it since radiation isn't without risk either ( long cancer). What decision should I make?

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

    Radiation

    Did not go ahead with the standard recommendation of radiation.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • SuzanneV
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • SuzanneV
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 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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