loading... close

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.

Related Questions

  • Thumb avatar default
  • Thumb avatar default

    who doing the research on triple negative breast cancer ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    about 6 years 3 answers
    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Check out tnbc. Com (or .org?). I have it too and have done a lot of research.. What kind of questions do you have ?

      2 comments
    • Thumb avatar default
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I have come across a site :www.cancercare.org and cancerpatienteducation.org which has online workshop for people living with cancer. The best defense is in educatiing ourselves.

      Comment
  • gima green Profile

    Did anyone decide not to take Tomoxafin but instead try to get there hormones balanced?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 2 years 6 answers
    • View all 6 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      No. Those of us who are estrogen positive feed the cancer every day. Tamoxifen is needed to help block - not balance, estrogen in our bodies. If you value your life, please reconsider and take it. Prayers to you.

      Comment
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am not a doctor, and certainly not an oncologist who has spent years and years, learning all about cancer.
      I would never dream of trying to figure out my own way of treatment just because I read something on the internet about the "natural" way of treatment. I had 5 years of hormone...

      more

      I am not a doctor, and certainly not an oncologist who has spent years and years, learning all about cancer.
      I would never dream of trying to figure out my own way of treatment just because I read something on the internet about the "natural" way of treatment. I had 5 years of hormone blocking treatment and took Letrozole. I had horrendous hot flashes but altered my life to make the best of it. The outcome..... I am in year 9 post treatment. I took the poison and all the rest because there is no proven way of alternate treatment. This is the best we have.
      People get wrapped up in the sales job of --snake oil-- on the internet. The stories are fantastical but can they really be proven?
      I am particularly sensitive to this because my best friend tried to go her own way. She died because she refused conventional treatment.
      It is your body, and you can do what you choose. I didn't second guess my oncologist or any of the other specialists I went to. Balancing estrogen.... for an estrogen positive cancer? I am with Marianne.... no estrogen. Good luck, Sharon

      Comment
  • lisa epstein Profile

    Hi everyone Like I stated before I had uterus cancer and breast cancer .

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Well, dang Lisa, you hit the cancer jackpot! I also must add you really are a winner because these were both caught at early stages!!!! It is always difficult to say what is going to be happening as far as your treatment because it truly depends on your individual cancer cells. You have a lot...

      more

      Well, dang Lisa, you hit the cancer jackpot! I also must add you really are a winner because these were both caught at early stages!!!! It is always difficult to say what is going to be happening as far as your treatment because it truly depends on your individual cancer cells. You have a lot of information right now but your oncologist will lay out your treatment plan and YOU WILL BE OK! It isn't a picnic but as someone said to me, "It's not your mother's chemotherapy." Meaning.... it has been made much more tolerable. We have all been there and know the path you are on right now. We are here to help you through this and are sorry you joined the club. This is the only club were we hate getting new members... sigh. Hang in there Lisa, please keep in touch with us. (That is an adorable pupper-doodle you have!!!) Take care, Sharon

      Comment
    • lisa epstein Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Forgot to mention all caught early needed hystrrecty and lumpecty for bc 2.mm. Had radiation and now on arimitrex, was just toldy thyroid is closing down on me. Now I am nervous I have thyroid cancer

      1 comment

Educational Video

Personal Story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic?
Use the search box in the top right.

Footer 3

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in their lifetime.

spread the word