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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.

Related Questions

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    i have 2 smal lumps n breast realky scared

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 3 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Lumps are common but if they are new,get them checked. There is no way to tell what they are without getting them checked by your doctor.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      You need to make an appointment with your doctor and get them checked. Some testing may need to be done to determine what they are.

      Comment
  • Maddie Fahner Profile

    I have a thick dark green discharge... along with a clear discharge coming from my nipple. Should I see my doctor?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 5 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Yes. Anytime there are changes in your breasts, get it checked out. Better to be safe than sorry. Prayers to you.

      1 comment
    • Brandi Mixon Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Yes! Anytime you have changes in your body, you should have it checked out by your doctor. Being proactive in any change is very important for you physical and mental health.

      Comment
  • gina o Profile

    Is anyone dealing with a stage 4 lubluar breast cancer spread to the bones?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 2 answers
    • S M Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      I was diagnosed with lobular with mets to rib and scapula, Sept 18th last year, had bilateral mastectomy Jan 2013, I'm taking Arimidex pill daily, plus monthly shots of Lupron(which shuts down the ovaries), and Xgeva for building bone. Last pet scan in Aug, showed no new cancer. I have no side...

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      I was diagnosed with lobular with mets to rib and scapula, Sept 18th last year, had bilateral mastectomy Jan 2013, I'm taking Arimidex pill daily, plus monthly shots of Lupron(which shuts down the ovaries), and Xgeva for building bone. Last pet scan in Aug, showed no new cancer. I have no side effects, some hot flashes. I feel really good, no pain at all. Prayers to you.

      Comment
    • charlene  o neill Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My mam has lobular breast cancer two hotspots showed up on her ribs she was diagnosed 6 weeks ago her onc has put her on a tablet form chemo two weeks on and one week off for three months then they will operate and after that they said that they would give her radiation mam is finished her first...

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      My mam has lobular breast cancer two hotspots showed up on her ribs she was diagnosed 6 weeks ago her onc has put her on a tablet form chemo two weeks on and one week off for three months then they will operate and after that they said that they would give her radiation mam is finished her first two weeks of tablets wat kind of treatment did they suggest for you

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  • debbie schubert Profile

    Has anyone else experienced not knowing the origin of their cancer? My doctors don't know where mine is but know that it is stage 4.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 4 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      My boyfriend's best friend had stage 4 cancer. He was a highly respected Oncologist no less. And....his physician never found the origin of his cancer. Best wishes Debbie. Yes, Sharon's right...please come back, there are some wonderful supportive women on here. :)

      Comment
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Debbie, I will be watching for answers you receive because I haven't heard of this before. Good luck to you. This board has a lot of wonderful supportive women.

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