1. 11 days ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Infusion every three weeks with minimal side effects - fatigue and achy muscles.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 11 days ago
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    Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer de novo

    Oh No

    Shocking, as I had no signs and it had not been found in a mammogram. Two large tumors in left breast with mets to lymph node, lung...

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    • ElfT
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian Tub...
    11 days ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Allergic reaction, loss of time during that reaction, why on suicide watch, fight to leave hospital, poor to no information on reaso...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    11 days ago
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    3D Diagnostic Mammogram

    Procedure or Surgery

    This kind of mammogram takes a little bit longer - so if your breast or side tissue is sore or swollen, there's more 'discomfort' - ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    After Herceptin was over, port was out, I studied risk/benefits to me - to coninue with Tamoxifen.

    Decision Point

    My oncologist would have preferred I went right in to that 'standard of care' by using Tamoxifen - but the anticipated side effects ...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My beautiful son Scott, had been fighting his own cancer all during mine. Brain stem glioma - inoperable. He was one of the amazin...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation began Jan 2016 for 6 weeks. I was still so fatigued from the heavy weeks of chemo, then the surgery - so when the radiati...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    October 2015 - axilla dissection removing 20 lymph nodes - 9 had shown response to chemo - so there's been 9 "live" nodes hiding in ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    Side Effects

    chemo side effects: During: anemia, low white count, low potassium, diarrhea the entire time, chemo brain, fatigue, chemo-induced ...

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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    port put in prior to chemo May 2015. From the beginning, there was a deep burgundy bruise 4 inches wide around port, yet it was fou...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    12 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began in late May, 2015. Neo-adjuvant heavy combination chemo. Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin, Perjeta...along with a multitude o...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • k80bakes
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    12 days ago
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    Targeted therapy (Sutent)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started at 50 mg daily, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Side effects were a little extreme, so we dropped the dose to 37.5 mg.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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