Deb949's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 46, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Deb949
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with Breast cancer August 20 2012

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery Sept 4 2012

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This caused me the most grief by far. My heart goes out to the woman who have many lymph nodes removed.

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

    Radiation

    7 & 1/2 weeks- caused some lung inflammation which I pray is temporary!

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Take Tamoxifen or not?

    Decision Point

    Still trying to decide, risk versus benefit & what's right for me.

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    • Deb949
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Just found out I have Paget's disease. Thought I was at six month remission instead facing double masectomy. Trying to decide on reconstruction option. Feeling very overwhelmed & exhausted..

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