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    GregP_WN wrote on MzMenaThrives's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext network! We are happy you found us but sorry for your reason to be here. There are a great bunch of people here that are willing to coach you through your issues that will come up. It's good to know that other people have been through exactly what you are facing now and have gone on to a good life afterward.

    If you have an issue you need help with, just post it on the questions page, someone will see it and add their own personal experiences to help you.

    If you see a question posted that you have experience with please at your answer to that question. We all have issues we need help with, you might have the answer someone needs.

    We wish you the best and if you have any questions about the website or how to post something drop us an email at contactus @ whatnext . com and someone will help you out.

    Greg P
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    3X Survivor

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    lynn1950 wrote on MzMenaThrives's wall

    Hi. I was diagnosed almost 11 years ago at Stage III. If I can be of help to you along the way, let me know.

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    omaalyce wrote on MzMenaThrives's wall

    We are all here for you and there is no question you cannot ask. By the way I see you are in Chicago, do you know about the Imerman Angels? They are a wonderful charitable non-profit and they match mentees to mentors, according to your cancer type. Someone you can talk to or message. I had kidney cancer 26 years ago (not the same cell as the breast cancer). I mentored 3 ladies over several years and it was such a rewarding experience to be able to share with them what I learned over the years and what I'd gone through. This was all through Imerman Angels.
    As you are just starting this I thought I'd mention it.

    I had IDC in my left axilla and DCIS in my left breast, ER & PR positive, HER2 negative. I was diagnosed 3 years ago at age 68. The doctor did chemo first in the hopes that the large node in my axilla would shrink for easier and less damaging removal. I had a lumpectomy next then 25 days of radiation with an additional 5 boost days. I was very lucky and did not burn. If you wind up having radiation there is a lot of great advise that will be shared.

    I am NED, No Evidence of Disease, I the doctor told me at my last visit that I can now come every 6 months as opposed to every 3.

    There is a lot going on in your head right now. I would write my questions down for the doctors so you don't forget. If possible as you prepare for your treatment, take someone with you. We don't always hear all that the doctor is saying. So 2 sets of ears are better than 1. When ready post your questions here, we are here for you.

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    2943 wrote on MzMenaThrives's wall

    You have found a great site to help you in your journey. Many here have walked in your shoes. It is a place to seek answers to questions, share your concerns, and find understanding. You probably feel you are in a hurricane right now. New terms, many tests, decisions being made rapid fire. Don’t hesitate to tell your team (doctors) to stop so you can catch your breath. You ARE the captain and call the plays! Hugs to you.

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    DaveWaz wrote on MzMenaThrives's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

    David
    Founder, WhatNexter