Netsy'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: 50, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    • Netsy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The breathing tube used for intubation caused the most discomfort. I did not need pain medication.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    • Netsy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Markings today! 5 x's black ink with pin head size tattoo on center. This will remain for 7 weeks of treatment but will only have 5 pin head tattoo's remain after treatment. The procedure was not too painful. The needle was short. Start date for Radiation should be within 7 days I am told. Waiting for that call. Also had to request receptor test on my biopsy, which I found out was not ordered or done. Results should be in this week! Update started Thursday, happy to say very quick taking 15 minutes including getting undressed and dressed! Receptor test positive for estrogen and progesterone!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    • Netsy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Radiation 30 rounds finished!

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  4. 4
    • Netsy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    TAMOXIFEN 20 mg starts today...for 5 years!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  5. 5
    • Netsy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    I am told normal side effects of Tamoxifen.

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