• DLA1965
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    16 days ago
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    Radiation

    I start next week. Radiation to my pelvis and abdomen.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • DLA1965
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    16 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I start next week.

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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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    • earthgirl
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinom...
    16 days ago
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    chemo and radiation

    Decision Point

    Initially didn't think I would need chemo. Not much of a choice with TNBC. "Part of the choice" is accepting the new information. ...

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    • earthgirl
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinom...
    16 days ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Loss of what I used to be. Adjusting to the new body.

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    • earthgirl
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinom...
    16 days ago
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    quadrantectomy (large lumpectomy, one quadrant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Still processing the impact on my daily life. Had to stop teaching and I miss my students which impacts my emotional wellbeing. Bu...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • earthgirl
    • Experience with Metaplastic Carcinom...
    16 days ago
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    mastectomy vs quadrantectomy & reconstruction vs reduction

    Decision Point

    I chose a quadrantectomy and reduction and remain confident with my choices. As it turned out, a mastectomy would not have given me...

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  1. 16 days ago
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    Heart problems/heart damage

    Side Effects

    I just completed Chemo Cycle 3. The next day I was experiencing heart palpitations. Every time I lay down I felt my heart racing. ...

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  2. 17 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Lymph nodes in neck and Mets to lung

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  3. 17 days ago
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    Dignacap

    Other Care

    I elected to try dignacap to preserve my hair. Was it uncomfortable - yes, but not painful. Did it work, YES! I think for my pers...

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  4. 17 days ago
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    Preventative double mastectomy

    Decision Point

    while I needed a single mastectomy, the surgeons provided the option for double mastectomy. I chose single. Personally, it was a g...

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    • DLA1965
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Cancer, ...
    17 days ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    On May 1st , I underwent surgery to have a 7 cm mass removed from deep in my abdomen. The procedure was supposed to take five hours...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Morwen
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    18 days ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Very little pain. Amazing medical team throughout the entire process. University of WA. One of the best.

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