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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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    if breast cancer doesn,t cause pain then why did mine and why does it continue to cause pain?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 6 years 5 answers
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    • celien thorne Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Mine hurt felt like a sharp stabbing pain and it itched ... I ignored it :-(....so we all have diff symptoms Medical Comunity dosnt know everything so we have to b our own advocate and trust our gut feeling . Now after i had a right side mastectomy, I have No pain..

      Comment
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I think the myth that "breast cancer doesn't hurt" can lull someone into a false sense of security. I was misdiagnosed for 7 months. I had pain, itching, and tingling, with my breast cancer. We are all such individuals, our symptoms can run the gamut. When in doubt.... check it out!
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      I think the myth that "breast cancer doesn't hurt" can lull someone into a false sense of security. I was misdiagnosed for 7 months. I had pain, itching, and tingling, with my breast cancer. We are all such individuals, our symptoms can run the gamut. When in doubt.... check it out!
      Take care, Sharon

      Comment
  • Meghan O Profile

    Can you breastfeed with cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 2 answers
    • Tracy Pie Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Breast feeding can lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Breast milk will not carry breast cancer cells, so your baby will not be affected by nursing.

      Comment
    • Elana Serrano Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      This is a good question because I was breast feeding my daughter when I was diagnosed and I have always wondered if the BC could have passed in the milk

      Comment
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    What is the survial rate for stage 1 ductal cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 2 answers
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Yes, stage 1 has an excellent survival rate. Good luck to you!

      Comment
    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have read that the survival rate is 98%. It is important to keep a positive attitude and outlook. And remember God loves you and will help you through it if you ask. I went through surgery and radiation this summer and this is what I have done.

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  • martrice lawrence Profile

    How many men have breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 1 answer

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