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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.

Related Questions

  • Brook Thompson Profile

    How can you go through cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 9 years 3 answers
    • Sherry Barger Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I just found out almost 3 weeks ago I had breast cancer. First it started as dcis stage 0 then I had MRI and they found another mass 4cm that was invasive. So now I have another biopsy on Tuesday. It's hard but you have to have faith and just live day by day. That's all we can ever do.

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    • Alice Eisele Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      First it takes COURAGE; Courage is doing what you must do when doing what you must do is the hardest thing of all.
      Then you need FAITH; an assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.
      Lots of HOPE; Just when the little caterpillar thought...

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      First it takes COURAGE; Courage is doing what you must do when doing what you must do is the hardest thing of all.
      Then you need FAITH; an assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.
      Lots of HOPE; Just when the little caterpillar thought her life was over she became a beautiful butterfly.
      And most of all LOVE; Love from all your friends and family praying in your behalf. Love from fellow survivors who show you it can be done. Love of life.

      You go through cancer ONE DAY AT A TIME!

      Comment
  • Tom Schink Profile

    My mom just got diagnosed with breast cancer (early Stage 2) and is extremely worried that she will lose her job. First, what's the likelihood of that and second, how can I try to calm this fear?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 8 years 2 answers
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. There are laws to protect your Mom so she won't lose her job. Tell her to go to her human resources dept. at work and file FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers. Her Dr. will have to fill out his part of the paperwork. This will protect her when she has...

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      Hi Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. There are laws to protect your Mom so she won't lose her job. Tell her to go to her human resources dept. at work and file FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers. Her Dr. will have to fill out his part of the paperwork. This will protect her when she has to take off work for treatment. She should also inquire about any disability benefits her employer might offer. Best wishes to you and your Mom

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    • Ali S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I agree with Diana. It's definitely against the law to fire someone if she has cancer.

      Keep in mind, she might be scared in general and just not voicing it because it's really hard to. I worried a lot about missing work, when really, I was scared I was going to die. There are probably ...

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      I agree with Diana. It's definitely against the law to fire someone if she has cancer.

      Keep in mind, she might be scared in general and just not voicing it because it's really hard to. I worried a lot about missing work, when really, I was scared I was going to die. There are probably deeper fears under this one about work. Not that you need to pry them outta her, but remind her she needs to take care of herself, that you're there to listen, and that you'll take her to anyone else she wants to talk to, including a support group.
      Best wishes.

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  • kate robinson Profile

    How do you live with the fear of reoccurence?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 8 years 2 answers
    • Betsy Chapin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Try not to go there. You have so much life ahead of you. Live each day to its fullest. Don't let cancer take away anymore of your life.

      Comment
    • Cathy Wadkins Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Dear Kate,
      Your faith hold on to it and don't claim it, if you beleive god got you through this and you know god spared you give the lord thanks. I told my husband I'm at peace because he spared me and people will bring you down so fast. I had horrible things said to me but I know they have...

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      Dear Kate,
      Your faith hold on to it and don't claim it, if you beleive god got you through this and you know god spared you give the lord thanks. I told my husband I'm at peace because he spared me and people will bring you down so fast. I had horrible things said to me but I know they have little faith, I told my husband if my cancer ever come back and I knew I was going to die with it that I had come to the understanding that was the way god was going to take me home.So live your day to the fullest and be happy because we are here for now and it is gods will not ours

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  • Nikol Vega Profile

    Any ideas on how to tell my 10 year old daughter I have breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 9 years 4 answers
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    • Surf  Momma Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have a 10 year old and year old. I just told both kids one month ago. I told them when I knew I would not be hysterical about it. It is all in your delivery. My kids have been fine.

      Comment
    • Janelle Strunk Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Nikol,

      Be strong, but be honest. Most experts advise that you talk to your child about the cancer as soon as you are able to manage your own emotions. You do not have to hide your emotions, but be sure to wait until you can focus on the needs of your children and not your own.

      It might also...

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      Nikol,

      Be strong, but be honest. Most experts advise that you talk to your child about the cancer as soon as you are able to manage your own emotions. You do not have to hide your emotions, but be sure to wait until you can focus on the needs of your children and not your own.

      It might also be helpful to come up with an outline of topics that you want to cover, because your talk with your daughter will likely become emotional and you may forget what you wanted to say.

      Here is a link to a short article in Parents that may be helpful: http://www.parents.com/parenting/moms/healthy-mom/6-ways-to-tell-your-kids-about-breast-cancer/

      Also, remember that you are not alone. Not too long ago, on this site, someone else asked the question "How do I tell my kids". Click on this question and you can see some suggestions from women who have also had to do this: http://beyondtheshock.com/questions/561

      I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but am wishing you the best. Stay strong and keep hope!

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