bek's Journey with Breast Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 44, Stage IIIC, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • bek
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Original diagnosis of Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Further tests showed possible involvement of both breasts.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Treatment Options

    Decision Point

    After much discussion and weighing of our (her) options, she decided that a bi-lat mastectomy would be preferred over having further invasive testing on other breast.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 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: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    27 of 28 tested lymph nodes positive for cancer.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Chemo port implant went well.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgical recovery

    Oh No

    After initial surgery, some skin was not recovering well. Surgeon (plastic) recommended another surgery to have bad tissue removed.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Procedure to remove dead tissue and re-close incisions.

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