Doll9196's Journey:

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I wanted to ignore it and think it was something harmless. Then as the day went on and it sank in I was overcome by grief and a sense of helplessness.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Trying to get as much information as possible.

    Decision Point

    What do we do now? I was clueless and craving information!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The first 3 rounds were not doing anything so they had to increase/change medications and that really knocked my grandmother for a loop.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The decision to remove the whole breast was to reduce the chances of the cancer recurring.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My grandmother had a sever sunburn and this was more painful than when she went through the actual surgery.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Finally after a year of treatments, doctor appointments, surgery, radiation, more treatments, more appointments, the oncologist tells us that my grandmother is in remission! :)

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