KarynBe's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 52, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was my first mammogram, I had no family history of cancer and I was a single mom. http://onepinkwarrior.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-i-found-out-i-had-cancer.html

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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had three tumors removed that were very close together, it was a partial mastectomy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 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: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was placed on Taxotere and Cytoxan.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 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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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 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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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    i had to come up with some creative way to cool off.

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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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

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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I had terrible bone pain in my legs

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    • KarynBe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was put on Zoladex injections, since my ovaries were still producing estrogen. I was also placed on Tamoxifen.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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