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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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  • Laura Gaspard Profile

    Can a healthy diet help prevent breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 2 answers
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      A nutritious, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. A high-fat diet increases the risk because fat triggers estrogen production that can fuel tumor growth.

      2 comments
    • Mark Quesads Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Breast

      Comment
  • Theresa Hoekstra Profile

    Why are people not talking about Thermology for early detection?

    Asked by anonymous

    Industry Provider
    almost 4 years 2 answers
    • Jody  Feil Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      I think this is a great question? I don't know much about it. Perhaps you can explain what it is?

      3 comments
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      anonymous
      Industry Provider

      Thermology is a diagnostic infrared imaging technique for early detection of breast cancer. It doesn't use any form of radiation and there is no compression of the breasts. The National Cancer Institute website lists it as as able to detect breast cancer earlier than any other modality and it...

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      Thermology is a diagnostic infrared imaging technique for early detection of breast cancer. It doesn't use any form of radiation and there is no compression of the breasts. The National Cancer Institute website lists it as as able to detect breast cancer earlier than any other modality and it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for almost thirty years. Thermology is based upon characteristic heat patterns caused by the abnormal blood flow of cancer, similar to MRI. There is a great deal of scientific basis for thermology but there are not pervasive standards of practice that assure quality from every facility so it is important to do some research first. Check out the Wikipedia listing and infraredmedicalsolutions.com for more information.

      Comment
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    what does P2 mean?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    11 months 2 answers
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      What is it in regard to?

      Comment
    • claire stafford Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Just saw it on my notes when the doctor gave them over before my mammogram. It stated P2. Just wondered what that meant. Had a mammogram on Thur and not heard of the results as of yet. I am assuming that they would have got back to me by now if it was anything serious.

      1 comment
  • Sarah Hailes Profile

    I have burning pain on the side I had my lymphectomy. I am several months post op and three weeks post chemo. Is this normal? I just assumed it was and never asked. Now I'm wondering if I'm wrong.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    over 2 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sarah,
      I agree with Norma, call your doctor to check this out.
      Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Scar tissue can be tight and burn. Nerves heal and find new paths. It is imperative to stretch and keep the muscles supple. I skipped a month and am having to stretch out again. If you're worried call the doctor.

      Comment

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