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Conclusion

 
Conclusion

Chapter: 7 - Conclusion

Subchapter: 1 - Conclusion

The first step down this new road is learning about your diagnosis and treatment options, which you have done by watching Beyond the Shock®. Embarking on this journey requires you to not only be informed, but also to realize that you don’t have to face this alone.

Family, friends, and other breast cancer patients are your shield and safety net, carefully knit together to strengthen you. Alongside them, your triumphs over new hills will be celebrated; your struggles through new valleys endured. They can help you see past the shadows, reminding you that each step–each moment–is precious. Leaning on them for emotional and physical needs isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a kind of healing for you and for them.

Beyond the Shock® is more than just videos; it is an online community of women around the world who are wrestling with similar emotions, questions, decisions, experiences, and fears.
You can ask questions and give answers. You can watch stories of hope and share your own.

Beyond the shock of breast cancer, there is still life.

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  • Hannah B Profile

    What is the risk of me developing breast cancer if my mom had it twice?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 3 answers
    • Amanda Metivier Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You both should be tested for the Brca gene. Your chances are much higher if it's genetic. If not it's the same as anyone else.

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    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      I also suggest looking into genetic testing. There are other factors to consider, as well. Such as your Mother's age when she was first diagnosed & what type of cancer she had. If she was younger than 40 and/or had triple negative breast cancer, I HIGHLY recommend getting the BRCA test. And...

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      I also suggest looking into genetic testing. There are other factors to consider, as well. Such as your Mother's age when she was first diagnosed & what type of cancer she had. If she was younger than 40 and/or had triple negative breast cancer, I HIGHLY recommend getting the BRCA test. And because of your mother's diagnoses, your insurance should approve the testing. Especially if anyone else on your mother's side of the family have had breast or ovarian cancer. Good luck!

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  • Nikol Vega Profile

    Any ideas on how to tell my 10 year old daughter I have breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 4 answers
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    • Surf  Momma Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have a 10 year old and year old. I just told both kids one month ago. I told them when I knew I would not be hysterical about it. It is all in your delivery. My kids have been fine.

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    • Janelle Strunk Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Nikol,

      Be strong, but be honest. Most experts advise that you talk to your child about the cancer as soon as you are able to manage your own emotions. You do not have to hide your emotions, but be sure to wait until you can focus on the needs of your children and not your own.

      It might also...

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      Nikol,

      Be strong, but be honest. Most experts advise that you talk to your child about the cancer as soon as you are able to manage your own emotions. You do not have to hide your emotions, but be sure to wait until you can focus on the needs of your children and not your own.

      It might also be helpful to come up with an outline of topics that you want to cover, because your talk with your daughter will likely become emotional and you may forget what you wanted to say.

      Here is a link to a short article in Parents that may be helpful: http://www.parents.com/parenting/moms/healthy-mom/6-ways-to-tell-your-kids-about-breast-cancer/

      Also, remember that you are not alone. Not too long ago, on this site, someone else asked the question "How do I tell my kids". Click on this question and you can see some suggestions from women who have also had to do this: http://beyondtheshock.com/questions/561

      I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but am wishing you the best. Stay strong and keep hope!

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    My Grandma who is at least 70 was just diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the second time this has happened except this time it is stage 2. She is going to do chemo and have one breast removed. But I'm scared I will lose her. Am I going to lose her?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 1 answer
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am so sorry your Grandma has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Rest assured she has an EXCELLENT chance of beating this again. It sounds as if this was caught at an early stage. She would not want you to worry for her. Many women here have the same type of treatment as she will go...

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      I am so sorry your Grandma has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Rest assured she has an EXCELLENT chance of beating this again. It sounds as if this was caught at an early stage. She would not want you to worry for her. Many women here have the same type of treatment as she will go through. We are fine and living wonderful lives. She will probably need your help as she is going through her treatment. You are a wonderful caring Granddaughter, and your Grandma is a very lucky woman!
      Hugs to you, Take care, Sharon

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  • kate robinson Profile

    How do you live with the fear of reoccurence?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 2 answers
    • Betsy Chapin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Try not to go there. You have so much life ahead of you. Live each day to its fullest. Don't let cancer take away anymore of your life.

      Comment
    • Cathy Wadkins Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Dear Kate,
      Your faith hold on to it and don't claim it, if you beleive god got you through this and you know god spared you give the lord thanks. I told my husband I'm at peace because he spared me and people will bring you down so fast. I had horrible things said to me but I know they have...

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      Dear Kate,
      Your faith hold on to it and don't claim it, if you beleive god got you through this and you know god spared you give the lord thanks. I told my husband I'm at peace because he spared me and people will bring you down so fast. I had horrible things said to me but I know they have little faith, I told my husband if my cancer ever come back and I knew I was going to die with it that I had come to the understanding that was the way god was going to take me home.So live your day to the fullest and be happy because we are here for now and it is gods will not ours

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