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    PatriciaLinz asked a questionBreast Cancer

    As a survivor of almost 10 years (this Fall) I'm wondering what my chance of recurrence would be at this point.

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      GregP_WN

      Hi Patricia, I am a 24 year survivor of Hodgkins Disease. I was clean for 18 years, then one morning woke to find a sore spot behind my ear. Round #3 started just like that. So my chance of recurrence was 0% a week earlier, and 100% on that morning. Go figure. Lots and lots of things go into whether or not you will have a recurrence. An equation I cannot and do not even want to know. Just plan on living a long and happy life with no problems, then if you do have an unhappy moment along the way, worry about it then.

      As for Chemo Brain, it's been 24 years since I had it, and yes, I have symptoms today. They don't keep me down, but it's aggravating for sure.

      Here's hoping for 10 more good years!!

      over 4 years ago
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      JennyMiller

      I am a new survivor and I look forward to the day that I can proclaim 10 years. The chance of recurrence is with all of us and cannot be predicted -- we just have to remain positive -- stay on guard -- but not be paranoid -- and most of all, enjoy our remaining life -- no one except God knows when out time will come. Like the old saying -- you could get hit by a bus tomorrow! Chemo brain is my new companion -- however, I do not let him be in charge. I make every effort to keep him at bay --Sudoko, Crossword Puzzles, Word Games, working numbers without caclulator, etc. I might not remember what I had for lunch yesterday but I have all my Charge Card Account Numbers memorized ---lol!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
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      Nomadicme

      Congratulation! SEER keeps stats like that, and it still depends on your initial staging. If you're really interested in the stats, email me and I'll dig them up for you.

      over 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): My friends threw a party for me and I was very touched by that.