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I'm 36 & have 2 types of cancer. My surgery is next Friday. But friends are telling me get a 2nd opinion? Should I?

Gina Berger Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I totally agree with all the ladies. I received so much advice from other people. And was also told about "quick" cures and so much more. In the end..it's your body & life & you must do what's right for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I totally agree with all the ladies. I received so much advice from other people. And was also told about "quick" cures and so much more. In the end..it's your body & life & you must do what's right for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Gina, I think you need to do what you want to do. You have met with your surgeon and you friends have not. If you don't feel good about your treatment plan then by all means get a second opinion. This your body so do what you think is best. God bless you as you go through your journey.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Gina, I think you need to do what you want to do. You have met with your surgeon and you friends have not. If you don't feel good about your treatment plan then by all means get a second opinion. This your body so do what you think is best. God bless you as you go through your journey.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Gina, I am sorry when I hear any woman has this type of diagnosis but you are not alone, there are millions of us who have walked this path. I have found very few women, who have not been diagnosed actually know's much about breast cancer and it's treatment. Until you have been immersed in it by having the disease the knowledge out there is very little. Your friends don't know half of what you do unless you have a bunch of pals in the medical world. You need to be satisfied with your personal plan. If something doesn't seem right and correct in your mind, you need to ask questions and POSSIBLY get a 2nd opinion. This is the path you are on right now in your life... not your friends. So much of the treatment depends on microscopic cells from the pathologists report. Many women have the same diagnosis but there a so many different combinations of treatments and one has to be chosen for YOUR cancer.... not somebody elses. Treatment now, is no longer the shotgun blast approach, it is tailor made just for you. Your friends have no knowledge of this and are standing on the outside looking in. You are certainly welcome to get a second opinion. If you decide, make sure it is outside the group you are working with now. None of us can say what is the correct thing for you to do because as everyone has said, this is your personal diagnosis. Hang in there darlin' Nobody can tell you how you will feel because we are all different. My advice is always to be polite, have much humor, but question anything that doesn't seem right to you. You have to be your NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE! Never just go into anything without keeping your eyes and ears fully open. Have a family member go with you to your appointments.... someone who can take notes and listen to they can remind you what was said. Remember, there are ba-zillions of us out here who have taken this journey are alive and well to type about it. Hang in there, Trust your God will never abandon you, and try to laugh.... daily! Healing hugs and keep in touch with us, we are a friendly group who want to support every woman. Sharon
    about 8 years Flag
    • Kim Amelio Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      perfectly said Sharon=)

      about 8 years Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    This is your journey. We all need support but sometimes it gets overwhelming. Tell them thank you for the input then make your own decision. God Bless your journey.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    This is your journey. We all need support but sometimes it gets overwhelming. Tell them thank you for the input then make your own decision. God Bless your journey.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Never hurts to get a second opinion. I agree, be your own advocate and make the best decision based on all the facts from the docs. Best of luck
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Gina Berger Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you all for your love! I pray daily & know I'll be ok.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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