NanaJamie's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 72, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was called the morning after the biopsy and told that it was malignant. I was ironing and started to shake. I called my husband and told him, but I'm not sure I really believed this was happening.

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  2. 2
    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: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had wanted the brachytherapy, which would only have lasted 5 days, but my cancer was too close to the surface of the breast and I wasn't a candidate. I had 28 full sessions and 5 boosters. First my skin got red and itchy and my nipple became very sore. Then I started burning more and had open sores which were quite painful. Finally, I felt completely wiped out.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    By the end of treatment I had absolutely no energy. I was still working and it was very hard getting through the day. I also had pain from the burns.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Stereotactic Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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