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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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  • Carol Musick Profile

    I have a red looking bruise on my breast. It has been there for three or four months. Today it looks like it is spreading around like a spinder web. Is it something I need to worry about

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 3 answers
    • L S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I would go see a Dr. better safe then sorry!

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    • Cheryl Wornham Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Ya I would go see your dr. Just to be on the safe side

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    I have just been having a nose around the site, reading lots of great advice and personal accounts. Then I realised how old some of the posts were. I would love to hear updates and know how you are all doing. Do people keep in touch or drift away? x

    Asked by anonymous

    over 4 years 12 answers
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Lorna, my story is similar to yours. I was diagnosed Stage 1a in September, 2011. Microcalcifications on my annual mammogram in a pattern, not random. Cancer removed in surgical biopsy, 3 mm. No recommendation to check lymph nodes. 30 radiation treatments. Estrogen suppressor for 5 years that...

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      Lorna, my story is similar to yours. I was diagnosed Stage 1a in September, 2011. Microcalcifications on my annual mammogram in a pattern, not random. Cancer removed in surgical biopsy, 3 mm. No recommendation to check lymph nodes. 30 radiation treatments. Estrogen suppressor for 5 years that might turn into 10 depending on research. Doing everything I can to make certain I'm around to see my 4 grandsons, 2 to 11 years, graduate from college and make me a great grandmother!!!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Lorna,
      I think this is a very small group here. I didn't join until I was way past treatment. I also belong to a facebook group called "Pink Sisters". Lots of those women came from this site and still stop by here once in a while. I am 8 years out now and living a very normal life. I am 67...

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      Lorna,
      I think this is a very small group here. I didn't join until I was way past treatment. I also belong to a facebook group called "Pink Sisters". Lots of those women came from this site and still stop by here once in a while. I am 8 years out now and living a very normal life. I am 67 years old and volunteer a ton of my time with emergency services in my community. I also have 7 horses which keep me busy. I never will forget 8 years ago how I thought my life had come to an end. My most important message to any woman with breast cancer is there is HOPE and breast cancer isn't a death sentence. You go through treatment and you come out the other side to live your life. Generally, you are a much stronger, and a better person for having gone through the experience. Take care, Sharon

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  • anonymous Profile

    what if the doctor says you have BC called DCIS, then checks another lump an says "yes its cancer" , "we have to take off your breast" . Ugh so does that mean you will die?

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    Family Member or Loved One
    about 5 years 7 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Oh gee NO! If that was the, a whole bunch of would dead and gone a long time ago! The first thing I happily found out was I was going to LIVE!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I didn't mean to post that. First you need to get a clear picture of this primary diagnosis. You need to bring your spouse or family member with you when you talk to your oncologist. I feel so bad for women when they get hit with this diagnosis, it is terrifying because you usually go to the...

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      I didn't mean to post that. First you need to get a clear picture of this primary diagnosis. You need to bring your spouse or family member with you when you talk to your oncologist. I feel so bad for women when they get hit with this diagnosis, it is terrifying because you usually go to the dark side. Fear comes from lack of understanding and knowledge. If you look through this site, there are lots of good video's that can explain things. You need to find out the type of breast cancer , the stage, the grade and your hormone status. I have confidence you WILL live, just like most of us do. Treatment can be challenging but completely doable. We are here to help you through this. You are NOT dying! You will live! Take care, Sharon

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  • Aleeza Chaudhry Profile

    My mom has about two more months of chemo, five weeks of radiation, and five years of tamoxifen left for her treatment. She keeps asking when her life and body will go back to normal. Any idea of when her body will start recovering after chemo/radiation?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      After chemo an rad it took my body almost 2-1/2 months. I wish I could say sooner but it was almost at the 3 month mark.
      Praying hers is much sooner. Tell her to hang in there. It will get better. For now take advantage and rest.
      God, water, walk in that order and u can survive anything.

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      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      She's in the worst of it right now and it can be discouraging. I am 4 months post chemo and 8 weeks post radiation and I am feeling pretty good, but at night I am still physically exhausted.
      She will develop a new level of normal after all this. Once chemo is over keep her busy with family things...

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      She's in the worst of it right now and it can be discouraging. I am 4 months post chemo and 8 weeks post radiation and I am feeling pretty good, but at night I am still physically exhausted.
      She will develop a new level of normal after all this. Once chemo is over keep her busy with family things and things she used to do. It will really help.

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