• RoseAnon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Breast Cancer Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I expected the Dr. & the assistant to be more empathetic, but in looking back, their lack of smiling & words of reassurance were A-O...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • RoseAnon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Sentinel Node Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The area where the instrument (hollow needle?) was inserted showed a bruise for about a week, & was sore to the touch for about a we...

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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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    • RoseAnon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 3 years ago
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    It's Curable!

    Celebration

    After getting the diagnosis of 2 types of Breast Cancer, the Breast Care Navigator was quick to reassure me that it was, surprise!, ...

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    • RoseAnon
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I received a phone call re. a Diagnostic Mammogram from a Breast Care Navigator. I was alone at home. She told me I had cancer.

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    • Bridgett
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    A lot more pain than expected during 48 hours post surgery!

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  1. almost 3 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Infection of the incision over Thanksgiving weekend when no one was around. Slow healing (4 weeks and nowhere near healed). More pa...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Weawag
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Only have had one treatment, #2 is tomorrow. Side effects were from an infection at the port which gave me several days of low grade...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. almost 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was told breast surgery doesn't hurt so he didn't prescribe anything for pain' the pain as soon as I woke up was horrible.

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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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  3. almost 3 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    The biopsy showed tumor as benign but after lumpectomy it was actually stage 3 Triple negative Breast cancer invasive ducal carcinoma

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    • Annne
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Decision about type of surgery and where to have it done

    Decision Point

    had several different opinions on what could be done as far as surgery, went for 2nd opinion, much better options, much quicker test...

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  4. almost 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    chemo tired is REAL, chemo brain, neuropathy and nerve damage, dry eyes with vision changes, chemo nails, nasal drip, fever with 2nd...

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  5. almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo tired is a REAL thing...not like any other kind of tired.

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