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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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  • Ginna Taylor-Manuel Profile

    my daughter has stage 4 breast cancer how bad is this

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 5 answers
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Chapter 5 on the learn tab(on this web site) has some really good information. It is all about stages. The web site breastcancer.org has wonderful information when I was diagnosed and didn't have a clue about this journey.

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    • Rita Siomos Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I too had stage 4 and my doc told me it was a good thing because the chemo will work better... I don't know how true that is but I have finished all my treatment know and feel great. God bless xoxo

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  • Anyonmous Chixk Profile

    If you have symptoms of breast cancer does that mean you have it?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      If you have any symptoms, you should visit your doctor. But, be encouraged - 9 out of 10 lumps are benign.

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  • Sandra Kocher Profile

    her2/neu positive , invasive ductal carcinoma

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    over 6 years 4 answers
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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Just diagnosed, Sandra? What stage are you? Do you have a treatment plan?

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    • Kansas Girl  Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Me too! Stage 1.

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  • Nadia noufal Profile

    hi have any one has 4 stage breast cancer spread to the lung ,and cancer free now and please tell me about all the symptoms u went true thank you

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 2 answers
    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I know a women who had cancer cone back to lung and liver met. She was estrogen positive - given arimidex and has no evidence of disease a year later. There are some good stabilizing treatments for many stage 4 cancers.... Can't totally get rid of it, but can live with decent quality of life.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I want to use this medium to share my testimony to the public, hopefully to safe life also, Am Brandi Harri, I was diagnosed of Breast Cancer Three years ago, when i had my last baby, my world came crashing down when my Doctor told me that nothing could be done to save me after fighting this...

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      I want to use this medium to share my testimony to the public, hopefully to safe life also, Am Brandi Harri, I was diagnosed of Breast Cancer Three years ago, when i had my last baby, my world came crashing down when my Doctor told me that nothing could be done to save me after fighting this deadly disease with Chemo And Radiation for Two Years but i refused to sit back and wait until the day it finally decides to take my life so i went in search of help which i found in the hands of Priest Babaka through his Cannabis oil/Herb Soap Supplement. God use him to bring life back to me and gave my life a meaning again,am alive now all because of him, sir God will continue to Bless you and your family for this good work and word of truth..If you have any issue of CANCER don't hestitate to contact him with this email : babaka.wolf@gmail.com

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