• akwendi
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    2 days ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The expanders have been more painful than anticipated. I had previously had a breast lift so thought the recovery would be similar,...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JMCLOUGH
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    3 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First treatment today. Went well. Feel a little dizzy and a slight headache, but manageable. Worried about side effects to come i...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  1. 5 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Eventually placed on Xeloda. The ease of use was great, since I could take it at home. But after 6 months, the cancer spread again.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 5 days ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was placed on IBrance, but it did not work for me. The cancer spread.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 5 days ago
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    Oh No

    After being clear for awhile, the cancer returned.

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  4. 5 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was placed on Gemzar in 2014, and was NED after 4 months.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Sadly, my cancer metastasized in 2014, spreading to my peritoneum. It has since spread to my liver, T1 & T11 vertebraes, left femur...

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    • buffcody
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    5 days ago
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    Milestones

    Wednesday, June 15, I recieved the word that I no longer had evidence of stage 4 melanoma from my oncologist at the University of Mi...

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    • medale
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    5 days ago
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    Colonoscopy shows tumor

    Oh No

    After blood in stool my GP referred me to a GI for a colonoscopy at age 47. I thought hemorrhoid but woke up to cancer. In hindsight...

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    • Staceymk
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    6 days ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Fatigue was biggest side effect for me.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Ydnar2xer
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    7 days ago
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    Almost There

    Milestones

    It's been almost 5 years since my second diagnosis of breast cancer and today I had "nipples" made to my DIEP flap reconstructed "br...

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    • Marinace
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    7 days ago
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    Oh No

    Are you kidding! Just had another surgery for a second searched retina! This one was much worse than the first. Eye Dr. Said he h...

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