Breast Cancer story

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    Best of luck to her. That's got to be very scary, especially for someone who is so young. I hope all goes well.
     
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    I thought it was a very moving story from a co-worker, and scary at the same time. She comes back to work tomorrow. She is the kind of person who would want to share this in the hopes that more women would get early examinations just in case. Thats why she shared on the air. She has also called in and given updates during the past week after her surgery. Each time she has been in great spirits and laughed, cried and shared stories about her experience.
     
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    Just happened to a good friend and neighbor of mine.

    She's like 40 years old.

    It's horrible.
     
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    I hope she does ok. My mom was diagnosed at 46 and is a 27 year survivor (knock wood and all that stuff).
     
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    So far she's in great spirits.

    I can't imagine going to the doctor for a routine checkup, and finding out that your whole life will be changed forever within 10 days.
     
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    fwiw, it's better than going to the dr and finding out there's nothing they can do for you.

    and it only changes your life if you allow it to.
     
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    I think it changes your life no matter what. The difference is if you let it change your outlook on life.
     
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    Thank you for posting this. 2 of my friends have breast cancer, the first, J.-was diagnosed 2 days after having her son. So she went from pure joy of her first child, to have a double mastectomy, and hoping and praying she lives long enough to raise her child. The cancer has come back once more, we are praying this last round of chemo worked.

    Then, my dearest friend in the world, M.-was diagnosed right before Christmas. She is doing well, and in good spirits. Again, we pray all was caught, and that the cancer won't come back.


    There are many survivors out there, so I know these 2 will make it too!
     
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    My mohter suvive two different bouts with cancer and lived decades past those events to die from iatrogenesis.

    So "modern" medicine (if you count medicine in the 40's and 50s as modern) kept her alive for another nearly 40 years before it killed her.

    FYI, that is why I didn't sue her doctors.

    Two outa three ain't bad.
     

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