Poconos3's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 52, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Never had a mammogram before; noticed a small change in left breast...slightly larger with dimple.

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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    With the exception of the drain (which was very painful and had to be removed early); the surgery went well and was not particularly painful.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Once round and done; after researching and experiencing this...I decided this was not the right path for me.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Tired; however, a walk in the park compared to the chemo :)

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Herceptin; one year

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    No negative side effects :) Bloating; oncologist put me on diuretic on 2/20 after three months...

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  6. 6
    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Tamoxifen

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Tamoxifen can cause eye problems; including retinal tear(s). Because I had one in my early 40s and may be prone to them, I asked the oncologist to call the eye surgeon who repaired my retinal tear; he will be monitoring my eye every three months. My oncologist did not catch this side effect and/or didn't notice the information in the file...be your own advocate! SMILES shari

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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    oophrectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Beginning chemo again at another facility beginning 9 .3.13

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  9. 9
    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Cancer free! Port comes out!!! I'm free; thank you Jesus!!!

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Treatment is finished; port removed...hair is growing...energy returning...life is good-God is good <3

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    • Poconos3
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Tamoxifen

    Other Care

    3 1/2 years out; Recent 3D Mammogram (4/25/2016) NED! Thankful.

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