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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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  • Brook Thompson Profile

    How can you go through cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Sherry Barger Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I just found out almost 3 weeks ago I had breast cancer. First it started as dcis stage 0 then I had MRI and they found another mass 4cm that was invasive. So now I have another biopsy on Tuesday. It's hard but you have to have faith and just live day by day. That's all we can ever do.

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    • Alice Eisele Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      First it takes COURAGE; Courage is doing what you must do when doing what you must do is the hardest thing of all.
      Then you need FAITH; an assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.
      Lots of HOPE; Just when the little caterpillar thought...

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      First it takes COURAGE; Courage is doing what you must do when doing what you must do is the hardest thing of all.
      Then you need FAITH; an assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.
      Lots of HOPE; Just when the little caterpillar thought her life was over she became a beautiful butterfly.
      And most of all LOVE; Love from all your friends and family praying in your behalf. Love from fellow survivors who show you it can be done. Love of life.

      You go through cancer ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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    A big shout out to all the sisters and their loved ones along the east coast. Louisiana is praying for you. Hope you see a few of our crews up there lending a hand in pulling you back to some kind of normal. :-D Jo

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    over 5 years 5 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      PS! Praying your treatments aren't interrupted and that you all get TLC. Jo

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    • Kathy Basham Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Jo, you are an inspiration and a help! To all those who have lost so much, love and prayers for restoration coming your way.

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  • anonymous Profile

    My 34 yr old wife diagnosed w/breast cancer on 12/19/12 had CT scan 1/21/13 learned it had metastasized to her kidney, bilat mastectomy 1/25/13 feel so lost, doesn't seem to be much info on it spreading to kidney. Has this happened to any one else?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big...

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      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big upcoming surgery and she will need you, probably more than she has ever needed you. I usually tell women heading into this battle, they need to put on their warrior panties.... you, I will tell you need to put on your warrior boxers! Be positive, and supportive, do not go to "the dark place." It is easy to slip into thinking the very worst...try not to do that, it won't help either of you. Be her protector...don't let people around her start telling her horrible stories about "Aunt Millie." New treatments are different and numerous compared to Aunt Millie's day. Your wife is terrified as are you. Actually, as time goes by and you hear her treatment plan both your mind and hers will actually feels some relief because you know how her care team will be proceeding. God's blessing, please keep in touch. We are a supportive group here and will share our experiences with our various journey's. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Joel, I couldn't of said it better then Sharon. I know that my husband standing by my side while I go through this journey has been so beneficial to my recovery. Hang in there and when times get hard lean on God. I'll be praying for u both.

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  • Giselle dominguez  Profile

    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?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    over 6 years 7 answers
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    • 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.

      1 comment
    • 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...

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      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!

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