SamG3's Journey with Breast Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Female, Age: 68, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • SamG3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemo or Hospice

    Decision Point

    I was torn between continuing with another chemo regimen facing a lot of side effects and perhaps compromise the quality of the time (life) I have left or trying to prolong my life to be with my family and friends.

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    • SamG3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am now on a second type of Chemo therapy, Adriamycin and Cytoxin since Abraxane did not work. I have metastatic breast cancer to my skeletal system with many tumor sites. I have had radiation therapy to the C1, right femur, L2-L4, hip and sacrum. I just started the new chemo on Thursday with little side effects due to adjunctive medication to preclude nausea. There are multiple side effects which could occur in the next week or two but I am hoping they do not! I had DCIS 8 years ago, lumpectomy and recurrence in 5.5 years at which time I had bilateral mastectomies. Three years after the surgery I am now battling metastatic breast bone cancer which has mutated from Estrogen positive ( at time of DCIS) to Estrogren negative. There is no CURE so I hope for the best to give me more quality time with my family and friends.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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