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    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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