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Renee's Story

About her story

"I will still smile and I will still fight."

After discovering a lump during a self-breast exam, Renee scheduled a doctor's appointment and was later diagnosed with an aggressive form of Stage 4 breast cancer.

"The moment I heard that I had breast cancer, I had a game plan in my head that I was going to fight," said Renee.

Renee's prognosis for treatment was difficult, but she decided early on that she was going to fight. Even after losing the use of her legs, Renee faced breast cancer with a smile.

Watch Renee's story and discover why her inspiring testimony and life touched the hearts of the producers, directors, and staff behind the National Breast Cancer Foundation's Beyond the Shock program.

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  • Dawn Sullivan Profile

    What exactly does bone pain feel like?

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    Stage 3A Patient
    about 7 years 4 answers
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    • Cathy Wadkins Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hey dawn, bone pain is horrible and joint pain and the cartilage gone from chemo from my knee and my right thumb.you know there is a problem when you drive to point A to point B and you have to stand for a minute before you walk or when you are watching tv and you get up and you walk worst than...

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      Hey dawn, bone pain is horrible and joint pain and the cartilage gone from chemo from my knee and my right thumb.you know there is a problem when you drive to point A to point B and you have to stand for a minute before you walk or when you are watching tv and you get up and you walk worst than a 100 year old yes I have excellent bone dentisy so exercise is the best medicine do leg strengthing you will be amazed

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    • Carly Byrd Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had none pain due to Neulasta shot. It feels achy like the flu.

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  • Lori S Profile

    Does anyone know what is recommended for burns from radiation?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Thanks everyone for the info.

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Lori....I'm going through radiation now. I have 8 more to go! My skin is red but it hasn't broken open yet. My radiation oncologist gave me Aquaphor to use first. If it gets worse they'll prescribe Silver sulfadiazine. But I would go by what your Oncologist recommends. Every dr is different....

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      Hi Lori....I'm going through radiation now. I have 8 more to go! My skin is red but it hasn't broken open yet. My radiation oncologist gave me Aquaphor to use first. If it gets worse they'll prescribe Silver sulfadiazine. But I would go by what your Oncologist recommends. Every dr is different. I know it hurts...I'm right there with ya. How many do you have left to go?

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  • Bianca Larrea Profile

    What happens if you get pregnant during chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 4 answers
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    • Crystal Jackson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      It is not recommended. Chemo effects rapidly dividing cells. It is unknown what the effects of chemo have on a developing fetus. Please use precautions. It's especially import during the first trimester. Women have been treated later in pregnancy. Good luck

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My partner and I have been trying for a baby for over seven years, Finally i am now a mother now

      Anyone with this problm should please do contact doctor climent scott now he will help you too

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      -- Delayed Periods
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      My partner and I have been trying for a baby for over seven years, Finally i am now a mother now

      Anyone with this problm should please do contact doctor climent scott now he will help you too

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  • blair greiner Profile

    I am on A/C and had 1 treatment. I have a horrible head cold and I think it turned into an ear infection. I am in so much pain. I am calling the doctor tomorrow but I am nervous about going into a germy office. Will this delay my chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 5 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Blair, I understand your concerns. You might want to call your Oncologist first before you see your general practitioner. My onc treated me for anything I had during my chemo treatments. They will know what to give you that won't interfere with your chemo drugs AND you won't have to go in that...

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      Hi Blair, I understand your concerns. You might want to call your Oncologist first before you see your general practitioner. My onc treated me for anything I had during my chemo treatments. They will know what to give you that won't interfere with your chemo drugs AND you won't have to go in that germy office! :). Hope you feel better soon. Hang in there. Hugs!

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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Blair I also got a raving earache after my first treatment. Turned out it was swimmers ear (from water getting in my ears in the shower). We can't fight off bugs that we can when our immune systems are strong. I haven't had an ear infection in thirty years so it came out of the blue. Hope you...

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      Blair I also got a raving earache after my first treatment. Turned out it was swimmers ear (from water getting in my ears in the shower). We can't fight off bugs that we can when our immune systems are strong. I haven't had an ear infection in thirty years so it came out of the blue. Hope you have meds now and feeling better.

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