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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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  • Sandra Dakin Profile

    How do they diagnose a stage?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 1 answer
    • Blair Jenkins Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      Look under Learn about breast cancer at the top of the page - i just watched the video's the other day and the information seemed really thorough - there is a section on staging.

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a breast cancer screening in San Antonio for someone who has a family history of BC and no insurance.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 3 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Contact American Cancer Society or Planned Parenthood. Take care, Sharon

      Comment
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you

      Comment
  • Alysa Fields Profile

    What are some symtoms of breat cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 8 answers
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I had no symptoms of breast cancer. Microcalcifications on my annual mammogram.

      Comment
    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Check out reputable sites like breast cancer.org... I got this from them..." swelling of all or part of the breast, skin irritation or dimpling, breast pain, nipple pain or the nipple turning inward, redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin, a nipple discharge other than...

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      Check out reputable sites like breast cancer.org... I got this from them..." swelling of all or part of the breast, skin irritation or dimpling, breast pain, nipple pain or the nipple turning inward, redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin, a nipple discharge other than breast milk a lump in the underarm area". The LEARN section on this site has great videos. The American Cancer Society site is wonderful, too. http://www.cancer.org/. Sometimes there are NO symptoms, so self exams and mamograms are important!!! Report any changes to your doctor. Keep the questions coming... we are here for you!

      Comment
  • Cassandra Wolff Profile

    Will the stage of breast cancer go down after chemotherapy and/or mastectomies?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 5 answers
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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No evidence of disease is after surgery chemo and or radiation. NED days is basically the all clear.
      You had stage /-- before treatment and look
      Forward to NED days.

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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      It is my understanding that your treatment/surgeries don't reduce the stage of cancer. Staging is based on the size of tumor and if it has spread to lymph nodes or other areas of the body. There is a great video on the learn section of this site. I was stage 2 and 10 years later I still I...

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      It is my understanding that your treatment/surgeries don't reduce the stage of cancer. Staging is based on the size of tumor and if it has spread to lymph nodes or other areas of the body. There is a great video on the learn section of this site. I was stage 2 and 10 years later I still I have a "history" of stage 2 bc. Let us know what your doctor's answer is. Keep the questions coming! We are here for you!

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