janeti's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Age: 78, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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

    Oh No

    will be starting Xeloda therapy, cancer is now blood, lymph, skin. Finished Fulvestrant injections, didnot seem to work.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Fulvestrant injection ddid not achieve any benefits. Will be starting Xeloda. To early to tell what the side effects will be, but prepared for hand and foot.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • janeti
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    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    Need to constantly hydrate Taste bud change

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    over 4 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Lung & cornary infection treated with antibiotics, progestrone , removal of water from lung (2x) need oxygen for when not resting. .Side effects, Trench Mouth

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Successfully worked until last round. Became completely bed ridden for the next 2 years. created a severe trauma to family by severety of side effects and eventually led to loss of employment and financily difficulties.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Treatment and testing absorbed much of my time.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Physical Therapy

    Other Care

    Painful and not very successful. Causted job interference and eventual loss of employment. Suffer from loss of mobility

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    • janeti
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    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    Heart problems/heart damage

    Side Effects

    Congestive heart failure

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

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

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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Difficuty carrying on a conversation. Life is one senior moment

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    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Severe foot damage. Under care od Neurologist, limited mobility, prone to falls and enbalance.

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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not satisfied with results, Have to wear prosthesis.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

    Boop and pneumonia (hospitalized 3 times)

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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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

    Celebration

    Life goes on. Learned to cope with disaster and see the positive side of life. Have a renewed relationship with family and friends. Actively involved in cancer treatment.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    xeloda waiting for side effects. prepared for foot and hand

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • janeti
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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