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Finding a New Routine that Doesn't include Fear - Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:00 PM
I am 5 months out from surgery, over 11 weeks post radiation and 2 months of Tamoxifen. I know the New Year will bring the start of my 6 month mammograms for the next 2 years. I know I am very fortunate that my cancer was caught very, very, early (DCIS), that surgery removed the cancer and that radiation and medication are preventative. How do you guys prepare yourself for the waiting game after each mammogram? People mean well, but unless they have heard those words "You have cancer" they really don't understand. I don't want to leave in fear. I want to go on with my life. Anything that helps you guys avoid these feelings?
Carrie Annual mammogram on 4/29/15 Follow up mammogram 5/1/15 Biopsy 5/11/15 DCIS Right Breast Diagnosis 5/14/15 Breast MRI 5/18/15 Lumpectomy partial mastectomy on 6/4/15. 16 treatments of Radiation Therapy. Tamoxifen Medication therapy started 8/31/15 for 5 years. Genetic testing showed I do not have the BRCA gene. My sister is a breast cancer survivor for 10 years.

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