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Thread: Breast Cancer

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    I am a 4-yr survivor. Just got my yearly mammogram last Friday and waiting on results. I know they say now that you should only have one every 2 years if previous ones have been clear and there is no history of BC in your family. However, I fell into this category and wasn't going to have my yearly one, but was going to wait another year. Well, the card came in the mail reminding me to make an appointment for my yearly one. So, I said OK, keep them off my back. That's when they found something, confirmed by a biopsy. I had Stage 1. Had a lumpectomy and radiation. No telling what I would have needed if I had waited that extra year. Don't put your mammogram off!

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    It's way too easy to think it won't happen to you, but it could. It happened to me - twice. Cervical and breast. Get your Paps, mammos and colonoscopies - they may be uncomfortable, but they save lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne10 View Post
    Remember Oct is breast cancer awareness month.
    Please remember to get mamograms. I am a one year
    and 6 month survivor.
    So glad to hear you are a survivor too. I had my first mastectomy in 1979 (37 years old) and the other in 1984. So far so good. My baby daughter (at 27) had her first one in 2001 and the other one in 2007. She found out about the second one a month before her wedding. Her, now husband, supported her through it all. He told her he loved her no matter what.
    MaryB

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    Yep! Go gett'em. It only hurts for a little while and the treatments are so much worse!

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    I was so mad at my mammo tech two years ago when she even bruised my collarbone with that machine, but she found something early, and I am nearly two years out from my diagnosis. Worth it for sure.

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    I am a survivor of breast cancer, 26 years and counting.

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    Congrats!!!! for me, it's 3 1/2 yrs
    Be kinder than is necessary because everyone you meet is
    fighting some kind of battle

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    You go Girls!!!

    I'm still fighting. Was diagnosed in 2008, came back in 2010 and again this past June. I'm considered Stage 4 now. BUT that doesn't mean the fight is over.

    A few minutes of discomfort is worth it!

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    interesting summer-went for the yearly squish and squash-tech saw 'something'-did an ultrasound-nothing-but she persisted and they did a biopsy-came back positive for LCIS-had a partial mastectomy-go back in 6 months for a recheck.
    I am glad it was caught early and that it was taken care of immediately.

    Do get the exam-it is worth your life.

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    2 years cancer free!!! Mammograms are part of my yearly thing to do!
    Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly

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