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    Oh No (Problem with doctor): My original oncologist declined to prescribe chemo, he said the risks outweighed the benefits. He wanted to prescibe tamoxifen and leave it at that. Umm, I had metastatic breast cancer, the risk was chemo side effects. The benefit was dying later rather than sooner.
    I found an Oncologist who would prescribe chemo and three years later I'm still here.

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    Other Care (Nutrition consult): My Oncologist sent me to a nutritionist, changed my way of eating, dropped 95lbs and I haven't looked back.

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    Decision Point (Left my community hospital to go to MGH in Boston. It saved my life.): You have one life.XXX convenience, get the best care possible.

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    Loss (Body part/function): Thank god, I lost a breast and not some vital organ.

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    Celebration (No celebration. Cancer and I are living together for as long as it allows.): Here is my view: cancer is a rodeo bull; you ride it as long as you can,'cause this rodeo has no bell and no clowns that run into to distract the bull. Yahoo, so far, so good.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): I would walk everyday regardless of my lack of energy.