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hi I had a double mastectomy in jan this year can the cancer come back

shirley john Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
  • julie s Profile
    Stage 2A 病人
    Yes, it can, but it doesn't mean it will. We can't live in fear of that happening, we just need to be vigil lent in self checks and follow ups with doctors. :)
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    Hi Shirley, I think we all live with the fear cancer can raise its ugly head as a metastisis somewhere else in the body. We all hope and pray we don't have it in our future. Take care, Sharon
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  • Coco Smith Profile
    Yes. That is a hard word for me to write, but it is the correct answer. We live with the possibility of a recurrence for the rest of our lives. We all have different ways of coping with this. Some do not cope at all or we have periods of intense sadness associated with this knowledge. Others park it somewhere and refuse to spend time on it, other than through bare necessity. My way of coping is to have a Survival Plan [Livestrong have templates but there are others on the internet you can download] where I keep all my health information and stick to the health check regime that fits my needs. I am 2.5 years from surgery. My first year was fine - I suspect I was still operating on adrenalin. The last six months have not been good because my total health has deteriorated and I really miss being able to do what I used to do. If you feel like you are not coping please find someone qualified and experienced to assist you.
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