1. about 13 hours ago
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    Milestones

    I've keep a journal so down the road when I'm gone my daughter and gr' daughters can read it

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    • LJJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    1 day ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Doctor has said I am "cured." Still some disbelief.

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    • LJJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    1 day ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Testing for HER2 biomarker was not conclusive and almost started chemotherapy. I insisted on sending my tumor sample to an outside ...

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    • LJJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    1 day ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Was like a severe sunburn which has abated but still slightly darker skin.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • LJJ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    1 day ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was Stage1a Breast Cancer, ER+, PR+ and HER2 was questionable, Biopsy HER2-, After Surgery Testing marginal HER2+ and retesting HE...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 1 day ago
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    New Dr. New treatment

    Decision Point

    New Dr terrific. It spread while with old Dr. He could of killed me by lack of doctoring. I'm still here and love my new onc...

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  3. 1 day ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Went for 2nd opinion when Dr never followed up on anything. Got a Terri Dr now.

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  4. 1 day ago
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    Radiation

    I had 3 less than I was suppose to because I was burned so bad. It also changed the rhythm of my heart from Normal sinus to LBBB. ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 1 day ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was given the Taxotere that was twice as strong as what they have now. I was in hospital 4 times & my hair never grew back. Also...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 1 day ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This time it was the other breast. I had reconstructive surgery in both.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 1 day ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I had stage III BC when I was 44. I had mastectomy. No lymph nodes affected. 17 yrs later my mammogram...I had 17 nodes with cancer.

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