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From discovery to double mastectomy in two weeks. Click play to hear the story.
Best of luck to her. That's got to be very scary, especially for someone who is so young. I hope all goes well.

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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From discovery to double mastectomy in two weeks. Click play to hear the story.
I hope she does ok. My mom was diagnosed at 46 and is a 27 year survivor (knock wood and all that stuff).

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.
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 hope she does ok. My mom was diagnosed at 46 and is a 27 year survivor (knock wood and all that stuff).

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.
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.
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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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!

I'm sure that they are going to beat it.

For those that are interested, you can follow Cindy on her blog. She has taken the attitude that she is going to share everything to take the mystery and some of the fear of the unknown for those who may go through it in the future:

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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.
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.
I think it changes your life no matter what. The difference is if you let it change your outlook on life.
well, ok fair enough. the thing is, now they are so good with diagnostics. when my mom was diagnosed, her doctor had told her for a year that 'women are so hyterical about things... it's only calcium deposits'.

and my paternal grandmother ten years prior was told her ovarian cancer (which metastized to her breasts) was 'in her head' b/c she had just lost her husband to lung cancer. and in her day, women had to wear horrible prostetics. when my mom went through it, they could do reconstructive work, but made you wait a year. now they do everything when you're on the table so you don't wake up like that.

i don't mean to diminish it in any way. i know how i felt for an entire month between a bad mammo and a clean bill of health. but my mom's thing has always been that it's just something she 'had'... and that's that. i thought that was pretty awesome.
 

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Miss D.C. to have double mastectomy after Miss America Contest...
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Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy
Jan. 11,`13 - Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body.
The 24-year-old Miss D.C. plans to undergo a double mastectomy after she struts in a bikini and flaunts her roller skating talent. She is removing both breasts as a preventive measure to reduce her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt. "My mom would have given up every part of her body to be here for me, to watch me in the pageant," she said Wednesday between dress rehearsals and preliminary competitions at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. "If there's something that I can do to be proactive, it might hurt my body, it might hurt my physical beauty, but I'm going to be alive."

If crowned, the University of Maryland, College Park, politics major could become the first Miss America not endowed with the Barbie silhouette associated with beauty queens. Rose said it was her father who first broached the subject, during her freshman year of college, two years after the death of her mother "I said, 'Dad I'm not going to do that. I like the body I have.' He got serious and said, 'Well then you're going to end up dead like your mom.'" She has pondered that conversation for the past three years, during which she has worked as a model and won several pageants, including Miss Maryland USA, Miss Sinergy and the Miss District of Columbia competition, which put her in the running for Saturday's bonanza.


This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Win or lose, Saturday's Miss America competition will be Rose's last pageant. The 24-year-old plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the event as a preventative measure to reduce her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt.

With her angular face, pale blond hair and watchful blue eyes, Rose is unusually reserved. She acknowledged that she comes off as more of an ice queen than a girl next door "You have to block out everything and I think sometimes that makes me appear a little cold," she said. "But it's because I had to be my own mentor, I had to be my own best friend." She measures her age by the time of her mother, Judy Rose's, first diagnosis, at age 27. "Right now, I'm three years away," she said.

Judy had one breast removed in her 20s but waited until she was 47 to remove the other one, which Rose's father had called a ticking time bomb. "That's when they found she had a stage-three tumor in her breast," Rose said. "And that's why for me, I'm not going to wait." She plans to have reconstructive surgery, but said the procedure has complications and there is no guarantee that she will regain her pageant-approved bust. Preventive surgery is a "very reasonable" choice for someone with Rose's family history and a genetic predisposition, said Patricia Ganz, Director of Cancer Prevention at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. "I've seen young women have it done, and they have great peace of mind," she said, adding that the alternative is repeated mammograms and physical exams, which detect but do not prevent cancer from developing.

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I haven't been diagnosed with cancer and i hope there's no findings at all.I wish i stay healthy as before but sadly the doctor said that i have a tumor that needs a general surgery. I'm still very lucky that its not that cancerous but i have to earn money to pay those doctors fee. :(
 

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