mamoladyc's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 58

  1. 1
    over 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    Found a lump, had a mammo, then ultra sound. Biopsy was the next day. Results were 5 days later. Kaiser has a tumor board for newly diagnosed breast cancer on wednesdays. It was great, I met with the MO, RO and the surgeon in one afternoon. Chemo started 2 weeks later.

  2. 2
    over 9 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had 4 rounds of AC. Every other week. Then 12 weekly rounds of Taxol. Not bad because I didn't try to work. Still wouldn't recommend it to anyone that didn't need it!

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
  3. 3
    over 9 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Since my sister also had BC, I opted for bilateral mastectomy. I am still having shoulder issues but they are getting better. LE is mild so far...... Surgery was 3-21-11.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
  4. 4
    over 9 years ago
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    External radiation


    Radiation was not bad. Mild blistering towards the end. All in all it could have been worse. It does impact daily life because you have to be there every day for 6 weeks.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA