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Introduction

 
Introduction

Chapter: 1 - Introduction

Subchapter: 1 - Introduction

Each of our lives is a story. We journey along a road of experiences and emotions, passing significant milestones along the way. When suddenly, the road beneath our feet takes a sharp turn, breaking from what was once certain.

Breast cancer causes this break. Perspective ruthlessly shifts; you and your loved ones see the road differently than before.

However, we see the road has not ended–it continues on through new hills and new valleys. We know that life has done this before, curiously forcing us into foreign places and down roads that seemed impassable. Yet somehow these challenges become fertile soil where seeds of strength, love, and resilience mature and grow strong.

Remember, this is a road that has been traversed by thousands of women, women with full lives and loved ones. Women whose dreams–whose lives–were threatened by breast cancer. Women who now share stories of endurance and hope.

Beyond the Shock® is first and foremost a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Secondly, it is for their loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease and to feel a stronger sense of connection. Finally, it is for doctors to reinforce their instruction and advice.

This is the first of a series of videos, divided up into chapters and sub-chapters. These videos will provide information for you to process, share and use to your own benefit. You will learn about breast cancer: it’s types and stages, how it grows, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. More than anything else, Beyond the Shock® is a place to gain knowledge for today and receive hope for tomorrow.

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    What's the survival rate with bone metastatic?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 8 years 1 answer
    • Catherine Nodurft Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Bone metastatic is also known as Stage IV breast cancer, because this is the stage of breast cancer in which the cancer spreads the bones. The 5-year survival rate is 16%. Be sure to look at the "Learn" section, there are some great videos that include a chapter on staging. Also, here's a link...

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      Bone metastatic is also known as Stage IV breast cancer, because this is the stage of breast cancer in which the cancer spreads the bones. The 5-year survival rate is 16%. Be sure to look at the "Learn" section, there are some great videos that include a chapter on staging. Also, here's a link to the 5-year survival rates for different stages: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/About-Breast-Cancer/Stages.aspx

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    if you are diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer and its in the stage 111B are there good survival rates?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 3 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I don't believe in living by numbers at any stage or kind of cancer. Stay positive, be proactive and you can live a very long life. Prayers to you.

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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      They don't account for précis ting additional health issues. They don't account for the support. The exercise the decisions. The lifestyle and nutrition. Gosh. It's a statistic and who know anything from that? I'd rather live in denial than dwell in depression. So I choose to know and...

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      They don't account for précis ting additional health issues. They don't account for the support. The exercise the decisions. The lifestyle and nutrition. Gosh. It's a statistic and who know anything from that? I'd rather live in denial than dwell in depression. So I choose to know and then move beyond and defy. Wish me luck and you luck.

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    all of a sudden I have dark large veins on my breasts!Why

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 1 answer
    • jennifer lewis Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      Have you been thru any treatment? I know my radiation left some permanent spots on my breast.

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    How do you know its a lump on your chest? Is there any other ways to be alerted for breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      A lump isn't always cancer. I had no lump just an abnormal mammogram that lead to my biopsy and subsequent diagnosis.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My story is the same as Betti's. No lump at all.

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