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How do you get over the fear of reoccurrence?

Heather Levering Profile
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anonymous

Survivor since 2010 about 9 years
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  • Jody  Feil Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    That is a great question! My mother had breast cancer twice. Once when I was younger, and then she was diagnosed again right before I got married. She survived after radiation treatment. I know reoccurrence is a big thing on her mind, and mine as well. I think one of the things that I love about my mom is that she lives each day to the fullest, just one day at a time. I know my mom has a great support structure of family and friends to talk to. I think that helps a ton. She has a group of women from her church that get together and pray, and she has a lot of family members that support her. When you have support, it's easier to share the burden of fear with others. I think the best way to get over the fear is to talk about it. If you feel like you don't have that kind of support, I would consider joining a local support group. Most hospitals have small support groups for breast cancer. Support groups are so great because you get to share your fears, and when you start talking to others with the same fear, you realize you are not alone. And that realization is the first step, in my opinion, of conquering your fear. I hope this helps! I'm praying you find that!
    about 9 years Comment Flag
  • Lola Delrosso Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer last august. In that time a good young friend died in a car crash. A middle aged friend died from a heart attach and another from lung cancer within 6 months of diagnosis. It puts things in perspective. That we never know. Breast cancer survivors know their evil.. And we do our necessary check ups and take our needed drugs. I guess what im trying toxsay is live your life. Worrying about the future only burdens today
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Latyta Jackson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Don't think about it.
    almost 9 years Flag
    • Latyta Jackson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I just won't to learn more about breast cancer

      almost 9 years Flag
  • Christine Nickel Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You really do not get over the fear of the possibility of getting breast cancer again. You do however cope with faith hope love strength and courage....I have faith in the Lord that gives me hope. I have the love of a good husband and family which allows me to have the strength and courage to fight the disease and win. I live as though every minute is the last and I look at things that may seem unimportant in a whole new light. Look around you at the simple beauty and be thankful for all you have. This also brings peace of mind. Do not let the disease get you, LIVE YOUR LIFE....HELP RAISE AWARENESS, and GET THE DISEASE!!!!
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Mariah Mariah Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2008
    Heather, as with any cancer, I believe you never get over the fear of it coming back. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of that. You just have to learn to live with it and find other things to occupy your mind. Cancer has touched our lives forever. We just have to be grateful we are still here to think about.
    about 9 years Comment Flag
  • Heather Levering Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    Thankyou so much for your response to my question. I do have a good support system but when i try to talk to them i can see the hurt in their faces and that makes me want to stop talking. I know they all mean well when they say lets talk but it makes it harder for me, i feel like i just bring people down. Now i had to have a biopsy done on the same breast yesterday and i dont want to tell anyone. This is very frustrating!
    about 9 years Comment Flag
  • Catherine Nodurft Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    Heather, I would suggest looking at the National Breast Cancer Foundation online community. It is full of supportive women who have all battled breast cancer and are going through those same emotions. I hope it will help you with your fear of reoccurance! www.MyNBCF.org
    about 9 years Comment Flag

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