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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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    How does breast cancer grow?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      From what I have read it's the multiplication of tumor cells. The normal cells turn malignant when there is a malfunction/mutation somewhere in the RNA and/or DNA. Then they grow rapidly and silently until a tumor has formed. Johns Hopkins (good web site to read) says that everybody has...

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      From what I have read it's the multiplication of tumor cells. The normal cells turn malignant when there is a malfunction/mutation somewhere in the RNA and/or DNA. Then they grow rapidly and silently until a tumor has formed. Johns Hopkins (good web site to read) says that everybody has cancer cells running around in their body. It's just a matter of whether or not they gather together and form a tumor.

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    How is the 2nd chimo different from the 1st one

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      My first kept me in hospital for 5 days so they lowered my second dose. It was much better, then increased it up next time etc. I found 2nd and 3rd easier. Round four is Monday! Good luck!

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      As far as I know all 4 of mine were the same. The only issue I had during the first one was when the first chemo. drug was started and I got an immediate hot flash. I told the nurse and she turned the flow rate down and it went away as fast as it came on. I never had that problem with the...

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      As far as I know all 4 of mine were the same. The only issue I had during the first one was when the first chemo. drug was started and I got an immediate hot flash. I told the nurse and she turned the flow rate down and it went away as fast as it came on. I never had that problem with the other 3 so I imagine she made note in my chart for the other nurse who did them.

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    When do I schedule the oncologist?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your surgeon should give you a referral to oncologist other wise see you gp

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