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Linnea's Story

About her story

"I decided that chemo was going to be my friend and that it was going to save me."

In April of 2001, Linnea was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment regimen included chemotherapy and radiation, but she soon discovered that her best medicine was a motherly instinct to survive.

In this poignant video, Linnea talks about how her 10 year old daughter gave her the strength and motivation to move beyond the shock of breast cancer.

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  • ruby lee64 Profile

    Thanking God that the lumpectomy surgery went well, lil sore but meds working good, follow up on the 9TH. Have a safe and Happy New Year !

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    about 7 years 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Congrats!!!

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good for you. Now relax and take care of yourself

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  • lauren neely Profile

    What happens if you get breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 8 years 3 answers
    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Well, my advice is that you listen to your doctors, get second opinions,

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Also, check out the learn videos on this site - they'll help educate you quite a bit.

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  • sally fakih Profile

    My LDH enzyme is a bit high am scared to death .. Anyone been in this case before ??

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 3 answers
    • K G Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      We probably need a little more info as an elevated LDH can stem from a few things. Do you currently have cancer, are you in treatment? What stage were/are you? Any other health problems before cancer? Do you know what number your LDH is?

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    • K G Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage. I am sure this is all related to your mastectomy as it really hasnt been that long ago. Think about all the tissue damage with a massive surgery like that. Are they just...

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      Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage. I am sure this is all related to your mastectomy as it really hasnt been that long ago. Think about all the tissue damage with a massive surgery like that. Are they just watching your levels and nodules? Hang in there-I cant imagine how scared you are. Always call your doctor and get some answers to help calm your fears as they know what is all involved.

      "U gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do"...Eleanor roosevelt

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    i just discovered a lump in my right breast couple of days back.it kinda hurts. i want to go see a doctor soon but do not have insurance so i am hesitating about it. Can you suggest me any place to go for free treatment. i live in dallas, texas

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Get an appointment with a gynecologist. At most, it will be an office call, you can probably pay off in installments. If they refer you to have a mammogram, the office will probably have information about a free or low cost mammogram. When you call for the appointment, tell the appointment...

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      Get an appointment with a gynecologist. At most, it will be an office call, you can probably pay off in installments. If they refer you to have a mammogram, the office will probably have information about a free or low cost mammogram. When you call for the appointment, tell the appointment person of your situation. You won't be the first one she had probably talked to. Be up front because some offices may refer you to a place that might see you for free. I think you can also get low cost women's care from Planned Parenthood. That is primarily what they are there for. Some states have their own health plans. Please don't just ignore this because you have no health insurance. I think part of Obamacare are free or low cost mammograms. Somebody will probably give more definite information. Take care, Sharon

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Yes, do not ignore it. There is help out there. Dept of human services. Usually referred to as 'the free clinic'. Contact any cancer organization. They can point you in the right direction. Prayers to you.

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