ncislandgirl's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 48

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am several weeks out from surgery and only have 11 out of 33 radiation treatments left andhave been complaining of alot of pain in my right breast for the last three weeks. radiation dr gave me antibotics just in case but claimed nothing he was doing would cause this. after week on antibotics and pain increasing he finally sent me back to my surgeon. she found that the removal of the tubal shaped cancer had left a pocket which had filled up with fluid. she drained it and sent it for testing and added more antibotics. still waiting on the test results but dr is unsure of what caused this. Pain is still ongoing but not quite as bad and intense.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    total mastectomy or not

    Decision Point

    i chose not

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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has spread from right breast to the lymphnodes

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Have 33 treatments. ....after the first twenty it became like a severe sunburn. with that pain i was given a cream called radioplex.... cant tell any difference but continue to use it for fear of leather skin

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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

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