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    ChicagoSandy, I was an Immerman angel for kidney cancer patients before my breast cancer. It was the most rewarding experiencing. I was a mentor to 4 different ladies over the years and it touched my heart in so many ways. I am so glad you mentioned it as it is an amazing organization. And it is available to anyone wherever you live, I live in Florida and my ladies were in other states.

    MariaR first off WELCOME, secondly you are allowed to be terrified. It is frightening however you look at it. Just hearing that word..Cancer...can send shivers down your spine. But as you see here you are not alone. You are amongst so many warriors with so many different experiences, you have found a wonderful place to come and seek answers.

    As mentioned there is a lot of information out there, facebook groups, organization sites, books and other material. But as a warning don't look for your answers to thoroughly that way, wait for answers from your team of doctors. If they don't provide them readily then ASK for them. There is so much information that you can scare yourself even more so try to wait. I know, that's really hard, I have ADHD and I want to know everything NOW-I have realized that doesn't always happen and sometimes you just have to wait. And if you aren't happy with your doctor then seek another one.

    I just realized we live close by, I am in Valrico outside of Riverview. I am a 2 year warrior, left breast ER & PR positive, HER2 negative. I am NED because I had major node in my axilla as well as small node in my breast with 2 small tumors. So far so good, just had a complete check-up ,mammogram, ultra sound and due to pain a breast MRI, there's scar tissue and some calcifications but otherwise all looks good.

    Like Junie who also lives close by I would love to be able to talk to you but am not sure how to get my phone number to you. For now I want you to know that we are all here for you and feel free to ask us ANYTHING we are very open and answer ALL questions. All the best...

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    GregP_WN wrote on omaalyce's wall

    Thanks for being with us and participating in the conversations! Your experiences with cancer are valuable to those who are just starting out. Your answers and comments help them more than you know!

    I would like to share your story on the blog page if you would like to be featured in one of our WhatNexter of the Week articles. Are you up for that? If so, I will email you some instructions about how to write up your story for sharing.

    Thanks again, and we hope you're doing well.

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