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Hello, I just found out I have breast cancer in my right side. I am 53 and had Thyroid ca 4 years ago with radiation. My doctor thinks the radiation increased. I am Shocked and numb. Going to see the breast surgeon tomorrow. Any advice or suggestions?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    If we are on this board, we have ALL been where you are right now. To hear those words, and to feel that fear is like living a nightmare. This time in the entire journey of B.C. is the most terrifying because you don't have all the information. I am 9 years out from treatment so I want to assure you breast cancer is not the killer it once was. The vast majority of women go through treatment, come out the other side and live normal lives. I discovered my own cancer 7 months after a regular mammogram. It ended up being a 2B with 1 node involved. I chose to have a mastectomy with no reconstruction. I had chemotherapy and 5 years of hormone blocking therapy. Treatment for every woman is different, there is no cut and dried plan because they can now tailor treatment, specifically, to the types of cancer cells and subgroups of cells. As Trisha advised, take a family member with you who can take good notes. The consultation for me was a blur, I didn't hear half the stuff I was told because I was in shock. My hubby and best friend, who happens to be an RN came with me. You WILL get through this. I even looked forward to each procedure because it was one more down and closer to getting back to my regular life. I am now 68, have 7 horses, a very busy, productive life. We are all here to help support you through this experience. You are far from alone....there are millions of us out here who have also had breast cancer and are living our lives. Take care, and hang in there, Sharon
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  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    Ps. Take a friend and or a book to write notes for later references !! Cause their will be loads to talk about. By that you time in making the right chooses for you ... Ask questions and ask for simple answers as your mind will racing a million miles per hour .. But things will all work out for the best !!!::))
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    • Sharareh Gharib Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Trisha, I am blessed with a very supportive family and friends. I will kick its butt meanwhile yes, my mind is traveling million miles an hour. Thank you for your encouraging words. I am sure you will go on doing incredible things as well .

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  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    You poor girl. You think you'll beaten the dreaded "C"!! Then it pops it's ugly head up again ......but you can do it again ..I'm sure !!! .. There is more support and education around for breast cancer .. The site is so wonderfully supportive and there will be someone on it who got the same issues you may have .... Life expectancy is getting so much better with great treatments .. It can be a hard road filled with surgery,chemo radiation then years of medications ..or some of the above it depends on your stage and other factors .....but I'm 2 yrs out. From stage 3 b ... No reconstruction , lymph issues ... But life will be great again for you and you will go on to be a strong heathy beautiful women ... I hope you have a very supportive family and or friends on this next journey ... Good luck ::)))
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