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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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  • kristina ware Profile

    today is the day i.get my lumpectmy im excited and im.scared is.it.normal

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 10 answers
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      anonymous
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      I felt the same way. Best wishes

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Kristina,
      I am thrilled to hear you are having these kinds of thoughts because they are SO NORMAL! They are also so truly POSITIVE!!! You will fine and we will all be praying and sending healing thoughts your say. Blessings to you --normal-- sister! Much love and take care, Sharon

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  • Alglen Thelex Garay Profile

    anybody had skin allergies and itchiness while on herceptin and radiation therapy?

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    over 5 years 5 answers
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      Hello Alglen. Im in jeddah now. Hope your mom is better.

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    • Isabel Souchet Profile
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      Survivor since 2010

      I was very itchy from the herceptin, i usually took a benadryl for a few days. Helped with the itchies and rash.

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    I have been informed of my diagnosis (IDC) this week and I think I am starting to freak out! I feel some nausea and my breast is sore at times. Is all of this normal??? I go from a moment of being smiling to feeling blue.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Have you received any more about the diagnosis other than the type? You are pretty much in a spot of knowing you have breast cancer and not knowing anything about your treatment or where you go from here. This is a scary place to be because your mind imagines the worst. You need to get a...

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      Have you received any more about the diagnosis other than the type? You are pretty much in a spot of knowing you have breast cancer and not knowing anything about your treatment or where you go from here. This is a scary place to be because your mind imagines the worst. You need to get a consultation and take a friend, or family member with you to take note and "help you listen" to what is being said. You have been diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer so it is not something rare. There are tried and true treatments for this type of cancer. It is the type I had eight years ago. Don't go wandering around the internet scaring yourself. In the next few days you will get more information. Please keep in touch with us as you go through your treatment...we've been there! Don't be afraid to ask your doctor anything you don't understand, especially about your diagnosis. Hang in there and take care, Sharon

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    • Norma  Cook Profile
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      Survivor since 2014

      The nausea and soreness were not something I experienced following my diagnosis, but the up-and-down emotions are very common. Your life has taken a sudden detour and the road ahead has many twists and turns. The support of family and friends is so important as you face this journey. Your next...

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      The nausea and soreness were not something I experienced following my diagnosis, but the up-and-down emotions are very common. Your life has taken a sudden detour and the road ahead has many twists and turns. The support of family and friends is so important as you face this journey. Your next step will probably be a referral from your family doctor to see a surgeon and/or an oncologist for a consultation. My surgeon gave me an information packet and told me to read only what applied to me. My treatment plan for IDC during this past year has involved lumpectomy, radiation and tamoxifen, which seems to be typical. However, each case is unique and your medical team will recommend what is best for you.

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