• emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    2 days ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    A LOT OF pain and discomfort for 3 weeks, slowly started to subside. 1 out of 16 lymph nodes affected microscopically.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    Lymph node involvement

    Oh No

    We knew with lymph node involvement that the treatment plan after surgery would potentially change.

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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    2 days ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started ovary suppression (Lupron) and AI (anastrozole) while waiting for surgery.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removed 4 lymph nodes, 3 showed microscopic signs of cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    Mastectomy (uni or bilateral)

    Decision Point

    With the MRI and genetic results, a lumpectomy was out of the question for the left breast, so I had to decide if I was willing to p...

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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    Genetic testing

    Procedure or Surgery

    Genetic testing showed I have the CHEK2 gene mutation

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    MRI

    Procedure or Surgery

    MRI showed a tumor size of 2.1, with additional Stage 0 spread throughout left breast. There was also a glimmer of something in my r...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • emprice
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    lumpectomy vs. mastectomy

    Decision Point

    Wanted lumpectomy because tumor was 1.8cm and I wanted the option of breastfeeding another baby down the line

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    • Iamwell
    • Experience with Chronic Lymphocytic Le...
    2 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I’ve tried to forget that I have it. Now I have a lump under my left arm . I’m actually seeing my oncologist today. I can’t forget ...

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    Remission

    Celebration

    YAY! My oncologist told me that I was in "clinical remission". I haven't heard that for several years! I am still taking my Venclext...

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    • Dawsonsmom
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    5 days ago
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    MO recommends Femara

    Decision Point

    Given my age (68) and clinical features of my tumor (small, 7mm) no lymph node involvement, and the low risk for recurrence, I am qu...

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    • Newbee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    6 days ago
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    Finished radition.

    Celebration

    Had last radition treatment on 9-11-19. Still getting Herceptin treatments for about 7 more months.

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