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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 kind of fruits & vegetables are best to eat during chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 11 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I LOVED everybody's suggestions! Your taste will change.... eat what you can and drink, drink, drink, plenty of fluids. I developed a craving for greens..... salads, bags of spinach, but lost my taste for chocolate and coffee.
      (Marianne.... --loved-- the rusty pipes and chocolate!!!)
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      I LOVED everybody's suggestions! Your taste will change.... eat what you can and drink, drink, drink, plenty of fluids. I developed a craving for greens..... salads, bags of spinach, but lost my taste for chocolate and coffee.
      (Marianne.... --loved-- the rusty pipes and chocolate!!!)
      Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I juiced apples carrots bananas melon with a little organic honey. Some days I would alter the juice. I couldn't eat chicken but loved mozerella cheese. It was kinda like having morning sickness. Hope this helps and sending you best wishes on your journey. Jayme

      1 comment
  • Anyonmous Chixk Profile

    If I have an inverted nipple, does this mean I have breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 2 answers
    • Patty Ashworth Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Please go see your doctor and get a mammogram. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. I had the same issue. The digital mammogram caught it. Pay attention to your body.

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    • tina piser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      some people it's natural. if it's new for you, I can't stress enough to run to doctor. I had same thing and had dbl mastectomy in dec of 08. was stage 2a and it came back may 10 and iam fine now. mine was felt, confirmed by Mamogram, and again by ultrasound.. please call obgyn and tell them you...

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      some people it's natural. if it's new for you, I can't stress enough to run to doctor. I had same thing and had dbl mastectomy in dec of 08. was stage 2a and it came back may 10 and iam fine now. mine was felt, confirmed by Mamogram, and again by ultrasound.. please call obgyn and tell them you need breast exam for inverted nipple that isn't normal

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  • Alex Gould Profile

    What is the chance of surviving breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 1 answer
    • Lori S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      These days the chances of surviving are excellent. Having said that, cancer is different for everyone. There are many factors that play into it determined by the individual and their personal history

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    I have had biopsy done with grade three cancer. I recently had lumpectomy my marins were close. should I have breast removed? The dr didn't check my sentinale lymph nodes.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 4 years 5 answers
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Do you know what stage you are? Node biopsy is sometimes done with stage 0, and is the standard of care for invasive breast cancer. You might want to get a second opinion from another doctor. Many women have to go back a second time to get clear margins. It is not too uncommon. But,...

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      Do you know what stage you are? Node biopsy is sometimes done with stage 0, and is the standard of care for invasive breast cancer. You might want to get a second opinion from another doctor. Many women have to go back a second time to get clear margins. It is not too uncommon. But, again, I would get a second opinion. Is your doctor a breast surgeon?

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    • sherry scott Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My cancer is stage 2. I have grade 3 tumor cells. My medical oncologist said she would give me chemo but I've had open heart surgery. She said chemo causes CHF. I know cancer is aggressive. Why did my surgeon not tell me about this? Should I get it removed!!!

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