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    Other Care (Tests and decisions): It seems like this cancer has a life of its own. I have had more tests and doctors appointments in the last month than I have had in the last five years combined. The MRI made my decision much easier. They found more cells in my left breast that could become cancer in the years to come and surprise they also found some in my right breast as well. Decision made: double mastectomy quick and easy. Surgery is next week. Kinda scary but I know I will be ok. Gotta stay positive

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer a little over a week ago. I feel like my life has been tipped upside down. There are so many decisions to make. My head is spinning.

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      Deber: Take a deep breath and then look at what you have around you as your blessings. I looked at my husband, my children, my grandchildren, my siblings and so on; I could only picture them growing up with me in the picture. Keep a positive outlook and know that God has put the knowledge of how to treat you in the hands of experienced oncology doctors and nurses, which by the way are some of the most caring medical personal I have ever met.
      My diagnoses and test showed that I discovered my cancer early but was still stage 4 because it had moved to 2 other places in my body. Chemo and radiation and reconstruction was alot to look at but so is your healthy future. My oncologist said surgeries, treatments and such would take about 18 months, I looked at it as 18 months out of my whole life was not a bad exchange, took longer because of other issues, but still it was a short time out of my life compared to my whole entire life I had lived and plan to continue to live.
      Good Luck and should you need to contact me PLEASE feel free.

      almost 5 years ago
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