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Conclusion

 
Conclusion

Chapter: 7 - Conclusion

Subchapter: 1 - Conclusion

The first step down this new road is learning about your diagnosis and treatment options, which you have done by watching Beyond the Shock®. Embarking on this journey requires you to not only be informed, but also to realize that you don’t have to face this alone.

Family, friends, and other breast cancer patients are your shield and safety net, carefully knit together to strengthen you. Alongside them, your triumphs over new hills will be celebrated; your struggles through new valleys endured. They can help you see past the shadows, reminding you that each step–each moment–is precious. Leaning on them for emotional and physical needs isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a kind of healing for you and for them.

Beyond the Shock® is more than just videos; it is an online community of women around the world who are wrestling with similar emotions, questions, decisions, experiences, and fears.
You can ask questions and give answers. You can watch stories of hope and share your own.

Beyond the shock of breast cancer, there is still life.

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  • Alex Gould Profile

    What is the chance of surviving breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 1 answer
    • Lori S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      These days the chances of surviving are excellent. Having said that, cancer is different for everyone. There are many factors that play into it determined by the individual and their personal history

      1 comment
  • Betsy Chapin Profile

    I am struggling with how cancer consumes my everyday thoughts. This month is especially difficult when we are bombarded with pink everywhere. I finished treatment 7 months ago and I still have it on my mind everyday. When will it go away?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2010
    almost 7 years 12 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Betsy, unfortunately I can't answer that. I often wonder the same. Will it ever end? I am still in the middle of my treatments. I finished my last chemo just a few weeks ago and will have a double mastectomy in less than two weeks. Then finally radiation. And you're right...pink is everywhere...

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      Hi Betsy, unfortunately I can't answer that. I often wonder the same. Will it ever end? I am still in the middle of my treatments. I finished my last chemo just a few weeks ago and will have a double mastectomy in less than two weeks. Then finally radiation. And you're right...pink is everywhere this month. Of course you and I...and all the other women

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    • Betsy Chapin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Thank you to each and every one of you for answering. You have really helped me become more optimistic about this and I know this all consuming breast cancer feeling shall pass. In most moments of the day, I am the happiest I have ever been in my life due to my cancer journey. Time shall heal and...

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      Thank you to each and every one of you for answering. You have really helped me become more optimistic about this and I know this all consuming breast cancer feeling shall pass. In most moments of the day, I am the happiest I have ever been in my life due to my cancer journey. Time shall heal and cancer will stay in the background of my life. Today is a good day!

      Comment
  • anonymous Profile

    My 34 yr old wife diagnosed w/breast cancer on 12/19/12 had CT scan 1/21/13 learned it had metastasized to her kidney, bilat mastectomy 1/25/13 feel so lost, doesn't seem to be much info on it spreading to kidney. Has this happened to any one else?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big...

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      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big upcoming surgery and she will need you, probably more than she has ever needed you. I usually tell women heading into this battle, they need to put on their warrior panties.... you, I will tell you need to put on your warrior boxers! Be positive, and supportive, do not go to "the dark place." It is easy to slip into thinking the very worst...try not to do that, it won't help either of you. Be her protector...don't let people around her start telling her horrible stories about "Aunt Millie." New treatments are different and numerous compared to Aunt Millie's day. Your wife is terrified as are you. Actually, as time goes by and you hear her treatment plan both your mind and hers will actually feels some relief because you know how her care team will be proceeding. God's blessing, please keep in touch. We are a supportive group here and will share our experiences with our various journey's. Take care, Sharon

      1 comment
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Joel, I couldn't of said it better then Sharon. I know that my husband standing by my side while I go through this journey has been so beneficial to my recovery. Hang in there and when times get hard lean on God. I'll be praying for u both.

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  • D D Profile

    What can I expect from a surgery biopsy and how soon are the results shared? A lump on breast is about 3.5 cm was aspirated and resulted in a bloody liquid and revealed another behind it. (3cm with hardened walls and atypical cells...I'm scared)

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 3 answers
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi DD, yes it's very scary waiting. It usually takes at least two days (sometimes longer) to get the biopsy results in. While you're waiting ...know that 80% of biopsies are negative. I pray you're in that 80%. Hugs

      Comment
    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was scared too so I know how you feel. Try not to worry until you know for sure what is going on. Remember God loves you and will help you through if you just ask.

      Comment

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