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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.

Related Questions

  • lisa epstein Profile

    I have tingling on numbness in right hand when I use it can this belated to moving the lympe node to check it when I had cancer or the arimidex I am on. Its been one year could this be happening now?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 1 Patient
    about 6 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Lisa,
      It sounds like some neuropathy.... I would talk to your onc. or surgeon. For some reason, I have heard of several women on this board who have developed carpel tunnel syndrome. Yes, it could be happening even after a year. Take care, Sharon
      PS... I love your darling little furry pal...

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      Lisa,
      It sounds like some neuropathy.... I would talk to your onc. or surgeon. For some reason, I have heard of several women on this board who have developed carpel tunnel syndrome. Yes, it could be happening even after a year. Take care, Sharon
      PS... I love your darling little furry pal with you!

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    • Kathy Basham Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I'm having the exact same symptoms but I agree with Sharon. I am also on arimidex and have gained too much weight. I had carpal tunnel tendon release on my other hand a few years ago. Hope that's all it is.

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    What is the general prognosis for stage one triple negative breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 2 answers
    • Trish Watt Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was diagnosed with stage one triple negative Breast cancer in 2005. They didn't know much about it back then other than it being an aggressive type of cancer that they usually went at with strong Chemo. A/C and Taxol dose dense which means Chemo every other week for 8 rounds of treatment. I was...

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      I was diagnosed with stage one triple negative Breast cancer in 2005. They didn't know much about it back then other than it being an aggressive type of cancer that they usually went at with strong Chemo. A/C and Taxol dose dense which means Chemo every other week for 8 rounds of treatment. I was treated at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, I don't know where you live but if it's near a big city go to a teaching hospital, they have all the latest treatments. I'm doing great and with all of the anti-nausea drugs they have now I was fortunate NOT to get sick even once but everyone responds differently. To their treatments. Now days they have found that treating Cancer is very specific for each person and they treat you for your needs not based on someone else's response. You are going down a long road of treatment but you will get through. This is a great site to get answers, they didn't even have it 6 years ago so see they are making progress. Stay positive, you are woman, hear us ROAR!

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    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your prognosis is excellent. I would encourage you to do everything your doctors tell and take excellent care of yourself like eat right and get plenty of sleep. In going through cancer treatment, I realized God loves me and will help me through this. God loves you and will help you too.

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  • roshan mohta Profile

    my girl frnd mother is with breast cancer.. does that mean she will also have.. secondly she had a lump in her breast during her teenage.. it has been removed. does this has any relation to cancer

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Roshan,
      I think you are asking if she can be cured of breast cancer. It all depends on the type of breast cancer, stage, grade, etc. Hopefully, this was found in an early stage and it will be successfully treated and cured.
      As for her having a lump when she was a teenager, it may or may not...

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      Roshan,
      I think you are asking if she can be cured of breast cancer. It all depends on the type of breast cancer, stage, grade, etc. Hopefully, this was found in an early stage and it will be successfully treated and cured.
      As for her having a lump when she was a teenager, it may or may not have anything to do in predicting she would have cancer in her future. There a many more lumps in women's breasts that turn out to be benign than turn out to be cancer. If a woman turns up with breast cancer later in life after having a lump removed as a teen, you might say it was a predictor. If she had that lump removed and never got breast cancer you could say it doesn't have anything to so with future breast cancer.
      No one really knows what causes breast cancer. Some can be a genetic component but the majority.... nobody really knows what flips the switch and makes cells divide wildly and turn into cancer. Take care, Sharon

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    • leslie adkins Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My mom had breast cancer. I have it. Because she had it, it was a blessing for me, because knowing I had a high risk, I kept up on my mammos, self check, etc. and the survival rate is higher for folks like me, for those same reasons.

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