debwilliams' Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    The very first mammagram was when we learned there was cancer

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Satisfied with results at the time, everything went fine

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    28 treatments, no problems

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After about 8 years it came back in my lungs and my brain plus I have congestive heart failure but I'm still kicking

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Back on chemo and radiation

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Loss of my hair, daily nausea. Was very hard, raising 2 kids on my own. Adriamyacin caused congestive heart failure

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    I'm still here

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