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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

  • hi have any one has 4 stage breast cancer spread to the lung ,and cancer free now and please tell me about all the symptoms u went true thank you

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    7 months ago 1 answers
    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I know a women who had cancer cone back to lung and liver met. She was estrogen positive - given arimidex and has no evidence of disease a year later. There are some good stabilizing treatments for many stage 4 cancers.... Can't totally get rid of it, but can live with decent quality of life.

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    I already have breast cancer. There is another lesion you can see it on ultrasound but not MRI should I be worried?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago 5 answers
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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Breathe. If it is something they have caught it, if its nothing then you would be stressing for not. This is all scary. Prayers to you. And a big hug.

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    • anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Well, telling you not to worry would be silly. Just don't make yourself sick over it. You are already undergoing treatment, I assume, for the cancer so find out what this lesion is and have it taken care of as well. You've already gotten the big scary news so what else CAN they tell you? If...

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      Well, telling you not to worry would be silly. Just don't make yourself sick over it. You are already undergoing treatment, I assume, for the cancer so find out what this lesion is and have it taken care of as well. You've already gotten the big scary news so what else CAN they tell you? If you have a second spot they will take care of that too. Just take care of yourself and find comfort where you can. You definitely have us! Hugs.

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    I am wondering if anyone has had persistent fatigue after breast cancer, radiation and taking Tamoxifen 20 mg? I am 3 years out and have to nap every day! I sometimes feel like the radiation destroyed me!

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago 7 answers
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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      7 month survivor, radiation, no chemo, taking arimidex. Fatigue has been the worse side effect.

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am on my third year after chemo and radiation. Had stage 2 BC. I am on tamoxifen and Effexor. let me tell you the Effexor gives me more energy than I can handle. Had to get the dosage corrected a couple of times. I highly recommend it if you are tired all the time. Don't even feel like I went...

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      I am on my third year after chemo and radiation. Had stage 2 BC. I am on tamoxifen and Effexor. let me tell you the Effexor gives me more energy than I can handle. Had to get the dosage corrected a couple of times. I highly recommend it if you are tired all the time. Don't even feel like I went through radiation or chemo. I am blessed with the best oncologist in Georgia !

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