Zappy's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 42, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    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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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Sentinel Lymphnode removed and portacath placement

    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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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    To begin at the end of November with TCH

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Signed up for Clinical Trial- Aphinity Blind Study on Pertuzumab

    Clinical Trial

    Specific for HER2 positive patients.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Steroids & Neupogen...prescribed... oh no!

    Oh No

    I have to inject myself with Neupogen after chemo! And take steroids before and right after chemo!

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    liver biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just got stab on my liver! Very invasive! Can't believe it is an outpatient procedure! Was in pain for a good week. Diagnosed with Liver Metatasis. Stage 4... Started Chemo/therapy treatment 2 days after biopsy.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Pain in liver

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    Mouth very dry and white tongue by the 4th day with slight sore throat. Followed with a doctor consultation.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    muscle pain in legs.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Skin irritation all over scalp and part of face.. Lesions resemble pimples.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Lesions on liver have shrunk... removed Taxotere on 7/2013 for break. Continue of Herceptin, Perjeta and Aredia.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Lesions are stable

    Celebration

    As of May 2014 continue on Perjeta, herceptin and aredia.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Hair is slowly....slowly growing..can't wait for my eye-lashes to grow back!

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    Teary eyes

    Side Effects

    The teary eyes never stopped.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    Get sharp cramp on toes that last a while

    Side Effects

    soaking feet on Epson talk with warm water helps.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    10 months ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Feeling Anxious lately.

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