TerriInIndy's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 45, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I felt a lump on the outside of my left breast while showering.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    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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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    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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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was able to go through chemotherapy while still working a 40+ hours a week desk job. I started with Adriamycin and Cytoxan formula for eight weeks, going every other week. I was able to continue on with my exercises and activities outside of work during this time.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

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

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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

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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Immediately following the first chemotherapy treatment, I went on Taxel for the next 12 weeks, going once every week. I was mainly tired and week for the majority of the Taxel treatment and not able to do as much outside of work as I wanted to. My platelets and red blood cell counts stayed a very normal to above normal level.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  10. 10
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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  11. 11
    over 4 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

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

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  12. 12
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    In right leg, still comes and goes with no particular occurrence.

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  13. 13
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

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

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  14. 14
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  15. 15
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  16. 16
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is Gone

    Celebration

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

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  17. 17
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Revision surgery to restitch where temporary stitches had disolved before the breast incision was healed/closed.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  18. 18
    over 4 years ago
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    Rejection of transplant

    Side Effects

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

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  19. 19
    over 4 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

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

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  20. 20
    over 4 years ago
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    Decide to Change Reconstruction Doctor

    Decision Point

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

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  21. 21
    over 4 years ago
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    Occupational Therapy

    Other Care

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

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  22. 22
    over 4 years ago
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    Additional Reconstruction Surgery

    Decision Point

    Remove implants and do the DIEP flap reconstruction. Quality of Life issue.

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  23. 23
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    DIEP surgery was quoted as 8-10 hours. My surgery took 16 hours. Difficulty in hooking up blood vessel in right breast. Had to use vein from abdominal.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  24. 24
    over 4 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    In the hospital for four days

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  25. 25
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    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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