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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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    What exactly is triple negative breast cancer and what is the prognosis generally.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 2 answers
    • Lori S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      See my response to your other question.

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    • Martha Phillips Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Google it there is a world of information I have stage iv breast cancer God bless and try and have a Merry Christmas

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    Anyone with an Oncodx score of 78 or higher.

    Asked by anonymous

    about 3 years 2 answers
    • Jill M. Profile
      anonymous
      stage_2a Patient

      Yes - I hit 79

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    • Edie Parsons Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Well mine was 78 and doctor acted like he had never had a patient with a score that high. I wasn't scheduled to do either radiation or Arimidex but after such a high score did the radiation......uuuuggggh. But the score troubled me because I read mostly about women with much lower scores. ...

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      Well mine was 78 and doctor acted like he had never had a patient with a score that high. I wasn't scheduled to do either radiation or Arimidex but after such a high score did the radiation......uuuuggggh. But the score troubled me because I read mostly about women with much lower scores.

      Thanks for letting me know I am not the only one in the universe with a high score!

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  • carla schuler Profile

    do mammograms detect cancer or just abonormalities

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 6 years 6 answers
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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Same here traci. Mine did not show up on mammograms either.

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    • Roz Potenza Profile
      anonymous
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      They found my suspicious lump on a mammo and then I was send for an ultrasound which I later found out pretty much confirmed that it was a malignancy - they can tell by shape and density, etc. That was followed up by a needle biopsy which confirmed that I did indeed have breast cancer. You will...

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      They found my suspicious lump on a mammo and then I was send for an ultrasound which I later found out pretty much confirmed that it was a malignancy - they can tell by shape and density, etc. That was followed up by a needle biopsy which confirmed that I did indeed have breast cancer. You will usually then have other tests like an MRI and a PetScan. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

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  • sandy glisman Profile

    Are high radon levels in a home, a cause of breast cancer?

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    Survivor since 2011
    over 7 years Answer

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