• smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    about 8 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Stage 1, breast CA, changed to Stage IV after Petscan.

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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Started shedding at three weeks while shampooing in shower. Tool the electric clippers and gave myself a short buzz cut. So far th...

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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Adding stool softeners as a daily supplement and using Miralax as needed.

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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Got hammered in the first round and now take Neulasta to get the bone marrow to produce more. It helps but they still get hammered.

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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Getting six rounds of TC combination. Also known as T: Taxotere® (docetaxel). C: Cytoxan® (cyclophosphamide). About three days aft...

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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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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Powerport installed by radiologist.

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • BigD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mastectomy. You get a drain pipe and bulb to maintain for a couple weeks until the drainage slows. Lots of numbness initially but ...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • jgs
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    over 8 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Both daughters came to the Cancer center for my last Chemo.

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    • buffcody
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 8 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    It was sure nice after 10 months of treatment to finish it all off and start regular life over again!!

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    • buffcody
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Not sure of what the difference is between internal and external. It was a long course, six weeks daily, but it was not all that en...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • buffcody
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I found chemo, in my case CMF, to be easier than I expected, but I would not call the almost six month process either easy to do or ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • buffcody
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 8 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy of left breast with lymphendectomy following sentinel node biopsy found cancer in lymph nodes.

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