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    Celebration (Birthday): maybe anniversary and another birthday celebration, 4 years out from diagnosis, txtmts over, recent mammogram good

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    Radiation (External radiation ): 35 external treatments on left breast, 5 days a week for 7 weeks

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    Other Care: have excellerated arthritis changes, nodes on fingers, sensation in fingers, surgery spots lumpectomy , 20 lymph nodes removed under left arm, maybe scar tissue affects
    pain in the area, port site on chest right side believed to be origin of stroke, which affected speech. genetic test results were negative brac1 and brac2, insignificant.. have 2 brothers and 6 sisters, breast and stomach cancer, heart, diabetes, and thyroid diseases in my family history, my next in-line sister had breast cancer. July 2, 2010 my older brother at 61 died of pancreatic cancer still have 3 month check ups with oncologist. last mammogram in April 2012 was good.

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    Side Effects (Anemia (low red blood cell counts)): dry skin, itchy scalp neuropathy, sensitive to cold

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): had thrush, shingles, stroke, syjornes syndrome, still dry mouth and gritty eyes, limited mobility and energy, chemo fog

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