• LLPick
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 2 hours ago
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    My Doctors

    Other Care

    I have to say that I had the best of the best for my team through the breast cancer journey. As I noted, I got the diagnoses on a Fr...

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    • LLPick
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 3 hours ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Am on Anastrozole for 5-10 years. What a relief that was!

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • LLPick
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 3 hours ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was determined that I had cancer in the left breast. Surgeon talked about a lumpectomy vs mastectomy. I opted for a double mastectom...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • LLPick
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 3 hours ago
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    Getting "The" Call

    Oh No

    Was the second year in a row that I was called back for further testing. Finally had an ultrasound and biopsy and got that call to m...

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  1. about 8 hours ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Lost my fiancee right before my surgery

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    • 1808Manoa
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    1 day ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    I learned the hard way that you MUST be in charge of your case and not assume that the staff of the doctor's office gives a hoot abo...

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    • 1808Manoa
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    1 day ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The recovery from the lymph node harvesting is by far the most painful or the procedure. Having a drainage tube is weird. I taped th...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Hdwmc
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    1 day ago
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    The doctor said the "c" word, the anxiety and worry in the beginning was terrible. I don't think I slept all night until I had my appt.

    Oh No

    It was an eye opener to say the least. One good thing is I have everyone in my family going to the dermatologist at least once a yea...

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    • Hdwmc
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    1 day ago
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    Skin graft

    Procedure or Surgery

    After the initial surgery to remove the melanoma in situ the skin graph came a week later. There is a considerable amount of discomf...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • lengelby
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    2 days ago
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    Sister's Uterine Cancer surgery

    Celebration

    My sister had a total hysterectomy for her uterine surgery, the tests came back that it had not spread and was contained. So no fur...

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    • Sunni1ib
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell ...
    4 days ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Stent in common bile duct due to cancer mass blocking it

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • LeeWalker
    • Experience with Chronic Lymphocytic ...
    4 days ago
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    I have been in remission for 6 months and my Dr. thinks it is a good time to take the port out, or I could wait three more months.

    Decision Point

    I hear that leaving the port in that sometimes infections can occur and blood clots. My Chemo treatments went very well. I was Stage...

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