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    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
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    Fertility treatments

    Other Care

    We decided to move forward with the process for freezing embryos.

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    Oncotype score

    Oh No

    Oncotype score is a 26, so with everything else (age, stage: 2b, biology of the tumor: hormone positive) my lifetime risk of recurre...

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    Whether to stop after surgery or continue chemo/radiation

    Decision Point

    My age, stage (now 2b), and biology of the cancer would warrant chemo/radiation, but I didn't want them. So we ordered an oncotype t...

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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    Deemed "No evidence of disease" from surgery results. Right breast was completely benign.

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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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    Lymph node involvement

    Oh No

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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