dandir2's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 74, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • dandir2
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I did not vomit, but I slept 24/7 & blew up like a balloon. Gained 30 lbs!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Brain scan to see what if any side effects the chemo had; like brain fog.

    Clinical Trial

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    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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    over 4 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I really didn't mind the hair lose but it was good getting it back!

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    • dandir2
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    over 4 years ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

    I became not easy to live with. It's a good thing my husband loves me!!

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    • dandir2
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    over 4 years ago
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    Weather or not to have the re-construction surgery.

    Decision Point

    I did decide to do it & although it added loads of time & pain to my recovery, it gave me back my self-esteem!

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    What a great service. Don't know what I would have done without it. If I had been younger, I might not have needed it, but at my age the cancer put me down & I did need the help.

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    • dandir2
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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