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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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  • Christina  Swanson  Profile

    Can a benign tumor turn malignant?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    over 8 years 1 answer
    • Coco Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes, a benign tumour can turn malignant.

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    Is there a way to manage the shock I am having from the diagnosis of breast cancer a week ago?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 8 years 14 answers
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    • P C Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      Hello,

      I am newly diagnosed with DCIS. I fully understand how you feel right about now. I put this situation into God's hands. I educated myself about my diagnosis and I feel much better than I did at first. Just take it one day at a time. Find people you can confide in too. Stay active...

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      Hello,

      I am newly diagnosed with DCIS. I fully understand how you feel right about now. I put this situation into God's hands. I educated myself about my diagnosis and I feel much better than I did at first. Just take it one day at a time. Find people you can confide in too. Stay active and I know this part is hard, but stay busy. I have found when I stay busy I do not think about it as much. My MRI and surgery is next week (just days away) then radiation treatments. The hardest part thus far for me is the waiting. If that is where you are, just hang on. We are all in this journey together. God be with you, P Carter

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    • Charlie Hansen Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I can only tell you what we've been able to do. We cried a lot than figured we have to do this so we have become educated as much as we can. Talk about it to those close to you. For us, our faith plays a major role also. God bless you.

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    Has anyone flown with a wig? Has it been an issue with security?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 3 answers
    • Libby B Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My mother and I are on vacation now in Las Vegas and she had no trouble at all at the airport.

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    • Traciann brundage Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I haven't but they shouldn't even care . Women have fake hair pieces all the time . I wouldn't worry one bit . Have fun on your trip .

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  • gima green Profile

    How many weeks / days are radiation from breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 3 years 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Depends on your situation. I had 35 treatments

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I did 28 treatments, so daily Monday-Friday for 5 1/2 weeks. I had to remove clothing from the waist up (only a top since bras were bothersome) and put on a robe they used for patients. I do know someone who had brachytherapy and went twice a day for 5 days but not everyone can have this type...

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      I did 28 treatments, so daily Monday-Friday for 5 1/2 weeks. I had to remove clothing from the waist up (only a top since bras were bothersome) and put on a robe they used for patients. I do know someone who had brachytherapy and went twice a day for 5 days but not everyone can have this type of therapy.

      Comment

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