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My mom was recently told she was in stage 2 of breast cancer - I'm really scared and want to know how bad is stage 2?

Giselle dominguez  Profile
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anonymous

Family Member or Loved One almost 7 years
 
  • Janice Baker Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Its going to be okay. I am a survivor that was diagnosed with stage 3c. I have completed surgery, chemo and radiation. My cancer also went into my lymph nodes. I'm praying for you and your mom.
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Mari Quinn Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am fearful of a re occurrence .... you have been cancer free for a while now??

      about 4 years Flag
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Giselle, I'm sorry about your Mom. It's so difficult finding out you or someone you love has breast cancer. I was diagnosed in May of this year with stage IIIc. My doc tells me I'll get through this and I know your Mom will too. :). The treatment is so much better these days. Much better than the past. Great meds to help with the side effects of chemo. And it sounds as if she has a wonderful support system with a daughter that loves her and is there for her. That's so important! It would be good if she found other women with breast cancer she could talk to as well. One film I really recommend for women to watch is "1 a minute". It is very informative and has a positive outlook and message for women with breast cancer. You can find it on Netflix. God bless you and your Mom on this journey you have begun. Diana
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Giselle dominguez  Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Thanks so much she is going to start going to a support group soon I think that would be so good for her ... I'm gonna try and see if I could find that movie and watch it with her and my Sister my sister is older then me and she isn't taking it so...

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      Thanks so much she is going to start going to a support group soon I think that would be so good for her ... I'm gonna try and see if I could find that movie and watch it with her and my Sister my sister is older then me and she isn't taking it so well it's like I have to be strong for her and my mom and also take care of myself but yes my mom has a wonderful support system especially her friends thank u so much

      almost 7 years Flag
  • Sarah Adams Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    Giselle, My sister & cousin both had triple negative breast cancer (in their lymph nodes, too) & are both survivors! My best friend is fighting stage III triple negative breast cancer right now at the age of 26 & she's kicking it's ass! Your mom will, too. If there is a family history of breast cancer or your mom is younger than 40, you might talk to your doctor (&/or hers) about genetic testing. They have identified gene mutations that drastically increase your risk of breast & ovarian cancer. I don't mean to freak you out or imply that anyone in your family has one of these gene mutations, I am merely passing on information that might prove helpful. Like Diana, I recommend your mom get in touch with other women who have or have survived breast cancer. She may meet some during treatment or you can help her search for a local support group. And at 10 weeks pregnant, your mom has plenty of time to enjoy your pregnancy! If she begins chemo treatments or undergoes surgery soon, I'm sure just thinking about you & that little one will lift her spirits & help her fight. You ladies can get through this! I'll keep you all in my most positive of thoughts. Sending Love!
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Giselle dominguez  Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Funny you say that about the genetic testing because she told me she got it done and no your not freaking out it's something that all women should be aware of I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be going thru this with my mom but me and...

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      Funny you say that about the genetic testing because she told me she got it done and no your not freaking out it's something that all women should be aware of I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be going thru this with my mom but me and my sister are and I starting to learn alot about it and yes my mom is going to go to a support group I also think that would be a great idea I'm also going to tell her how I came on here and spoke with wonderful women that are also going thru what she is going thru or what me and my sister are going thru
      Thanks so much you guys have helped me soo much with not being so scared
      And yes my mom starts chemo august 8 or 9 and will have surgery in september or oct they want her to do the chemo for 6 weeks first I will let u guys know how that goes and I will also be asking question :) once again thanks alot

      almost 7 years Flag
  • Giselle dominguez  Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    Thank you so much you going thru that I know u are a very strong women .... Ive been trying to spend so much time with my mom and just trying to make smile because she is really depressed because I'm 10 weeks pregnant and she feels like she isn't enjoying my pregnancy but I don't care I just want everything to be okay with her ...
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rebecca Foster Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My mom also was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. One thing I did that I think really helped me was writing a letter to her telling her how I felt. It helped me a lot because it helped me channel some of my emotions and communicate to her how I felt. I hope you and your mom are doing better!
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Janice Baker Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Im so glad you have support and I'm praying for the family. I'm following you and please keep us posted! Your mom will be okay! I just completed the last of the steps in March. God Bless!
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Giselle dominguez  Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      I will def keep u posted okay

      almost 7 years Flag
  • Elise Merchant Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Good luck to you all- my mums cancer spread to her limph nodes! Small world!!
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Giselle dominguez  Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Wow I'm sorry to hear that

      almost 7 years Flag
    • Elise Merchant Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      dont worry- thanks for the concern but shes fine or soon will be :-)

      almost 7 years Flag
    • Giselle dominguez  Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      It so scary my mommy got admitted at the hospital and couldn't do the walk but she is doing so much better so I know what u might feel

      almost 7 years Flag

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