Zappy's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 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
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    over 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 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 9 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Pain in liver

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 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 9 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
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    over 9 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    muscle pain in legs.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
    almost 6 years ago
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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Teary eyes

    Side Effects

    The teary eyes never stopped.

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    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 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
    almost 6 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Feeling Anxious lately.

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  23. 23
    • Zappy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    Oh No

    Mets to brain in 9/30/22. Couple tumors with one size of tennis ball. Devastating. Had loss mobility of left leg and hand. Received 10 aggressive full brain radiation sessions. Radiation side effects have been terrible. Changes to my chemo.

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