kayeinnc's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    January 2012

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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    had to decide whether to have mastectomy or lumpectomy...went with lumpectomy

    Decision Point

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

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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I got second degree burns under my arm and it took a long time to heal and it was very painful.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my first surgery on Feb. 28th 2012 and then two weeks later had to have another one to remove more margins.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    In August my onc. started me on Tamoxifen and I was having severe hot flashes and since I have had a complete hysterectomy he changed me to Arimidex and I still have them but not as often. I have bone pain some nights and it wakes me up. Getting better though.

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    • kayeinnc
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Clean Mammogram

    Celebration

    I went on Sept. 13th to have my first mammy since the diagnosis and there was no cancer!! My father in law died on this same die so it was a bittersweet day and has been a terrible year but I thank God I am ok.

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