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Introduction

Chapter: 1 - Introduction

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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

  • Is flax seeds okay to use if you Are/were er/pr

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    11 months ago 5 answers
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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My breast surgeon had me start taking flax seed ok. In a recent study, it is quite possible that flax seed oil or fish oil along with vitamin d3 and green tea and other anti oxidants can help prevent breast cancer. I don't want to go through it again, soIm drinking green tea and taking flax seed...

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      My breast surgeon had me start taking flax seed ok. In a recent study, it is quite possible that flax seed oil or fish oil along with vitamin d3 and green tea and other anti oxidants can help prevent breast cancer. I don't want to go through it again, soIm drinking green tea and taking flax seed oil and vitamin d3.

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No one has told me I can't. I use flax. You might check with a nutrtionist.

      Comment
  • How does breast cancer effect the body?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 2 years ago 2 answers
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Having the cancer in your breast wouldn't really harm you and that's why when it's found early it's easier to treat. It becomes harmful when it spreads to vital organs of the body. Breasts are not vital organs so removing them would be an easy alternative to chemo or radiation if cancer was...

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      Having the cancer in your breast wouldn't really harm you and that's why when it's found early it's easier to treat. It becomes harmful when it spreads to vital organs of the body. Breasts are not vital organs so removing them would be an easy alternative to chemo or radiation if cancer was detected early. As you know 'cancer' starts with DNA mutation when cells reproduce. These cells do not do what they have to. They obstruct the orderly flow of your cells. These mutated cells can get activated by various ways to form cancerous cells. They reproduce really quickly and can spread to lymph nodes and organs or other place around your body. Depending on where they spread and their type, they do the damage. That's why monthly checkups are vital especially if cancer is present in the family history. My grandmother got breast cancer. She discovered it very early and had the choice to get her breast removed but she refused. She had chemo and she's as well as a butterfly now. That was a weird way to describe my grandmother, but I really do wish it could be that easy for everyone. I hope that partly cleared your question.

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I can't count the ways. It effects everyone differently. I knew something was really wrong 8 months before I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer. This kind doesn't make a lump so breast cancer wasn't the first thing we thought of. Check breastcancer.org they have great ...

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      I can't count the ways. It effects everyone differently. I knew something was really wrong 8 months before I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer. This kind doesn't make a lump so breast cancer wasn't the first thing we thought of. Check breastcancer.org they have great information.

      Comment
  • What is grade 3 breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago 3 answers

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