kat2's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

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

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, HER2 Positive: No

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    • kat2
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Mammogram Jan 2012 and then dx with stage 3 dc in March. I never missed a Mammogram and started to have pain in my left breast in Sept of 2011, no nodules present that I could palpate, so went to the ER one night because of the pain to r/o my heart, but everything checked out, so I knew my mammogram was due in Jan so I just waited to see what it showed. I got my results back and they stated it was normal. The pain continued and I followed up with my surgeon, she decided to do the BRCA 1 test, since I had a sister die of ovarian CA when she was 45 and had two nieces that had been dx with breat ca, one of which was her daughter. BRCA came back positive, and she decided to do an MRI, sure enough they found CA but it was in my right breast instead of my left, if it hadn't been for the pain, I would of never followed up and the outcome would of been more serious. I was treated with the Red Devil as they call it.. one every two weeks for a total of 4 treatments, I have i more treatment to go of taxol which I have been taking every week for a total of 12 weeks...next step radiation everyday for 6 weeks. I believe all things happen for a reason, and I have faith that God will get me through this. this has been a very emotional roller coaster for me.

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    • kat2
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

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    Celebration

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    Procedure or Surgery

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    Oh No

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