janeti's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 14 years ago, Female, Age: 78

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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    3rd cancer in blood, lymph & skin

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    choice of remaining on on hormonal therapy or chemo.

    Decision Point

    treated with chemo & radiation for right breast mastectomy in 2002. Left breast mastectomy in 2011. diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer matastized to blood, lymph & skin, Sept. 2012. Hormonal therapy does not seem to be helping, suggest that I begin chemo.using Capecitabine.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    7 days to diagnose and restage cancer due to pulmonary and cardiac problems.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Severe breathing problems, balance, on 24/7 oxygen, complete lack of independent mobility & care management

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    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    Coated tongue and sore throat. Taste buds severely effected, painful swollowing &ntalking'

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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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

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