CaroleC's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • CaroleC
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Oh No

    The biopsy revealed evidence of cancer cells

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery went well. My Nurse Navigator told me about children's ice packs called "Boo Boo Buddies" sold at Target in the pharmacy area. They are small, soft covered reusable ice packs. I've been using one under my arm for the sentinel node biopsy and one on my breast for the lumpectomy - they're great!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • CaroleC
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was nervous about the breast injections prior to surgery but the numbing breast cream prescribed by my Dr worked like a charm - didn't feel a thing!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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