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Welcome - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:19 PM
Welcome to the Komen Community Message Board! This is a community managed for and by breast cancer survivors, under the auspices of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This community continues to grow. Our "mission" is to be a resource for women (and men!) who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and to build strong relationships in order to provide support to each other. The members of this community, survivors and their caregivers, are here to support YOU.

At times, it may seem like you are breaking into a conversation in progress. Many have been members for years, others (like me) have joined within the last 12 months. There is a Newcomer's Forum where you can "Tell Us Your Story." You don't have to post much. Just tell us that you are new to the community, what your diagnosis is, and where you are in your fight against this disease. We promise that one of the moderators and many of our more active members will give you a warm welcome. We welcome you here, while at the same time are sad that you have received a diagnosis that provides you entry into the "survivor's club."
We ask that all new comers please post a little information (as much as you're comfortable with) in your Signature field (found under User Control Panel). The signature is used to display your diagnosis or co-survivor history and any other tidbits about you that you would like others to know.

Note: We consider someone to be a survivor from the minute they are given a diagnosis of cancer and didn't drop dead from shock! So whether you were diagnosed today or 20+ years ago, you are a SURVIVOR and a WARRIOR.
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Deborah, Albuquerque, 59, 5 year survivor!!

-Diagnosis: IDC & DCIS, Stage IIb, Grade 3, Triple Negative (3/19/08)
-No family history, BRCA 1&2 neg (Jun 08)
-A/C (4 DD Apr - Jun 08), Taxol (4 Wkly Jul-Aug 08), Taxol (2 DD Oct 08)
-Modified radical mastectomy with immediate saline implant (8/19/08), 3/12 nodes positive 
-NED!!! (Nov 08)