When you've first been diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be quite easy to let your emotions get the best of you. On the other hand, the ladies of the SHARE Breast Cancer Support Group advocate a different approach. Watch now to learn how to channel that inner strength, when you need it most.
Marilyn: Ladies, what did you do when you were diagnosed with breast cancer?
Jane: I went for my regularly scheduled mammogram, and they told me I had breast cancer, I was 56 years old at the time, I said how certain were they that it was malignant? They said, 98%.
Margo: When I was diagnosed, after I got over the initial shock of it, I think I cried straight for like a day or two, and then I clicked into action. I had heard that it was really important to not just go to one doctor, but to get three opinions. I'm really glad I did that, because I was told that I had a very, simple case of breast cancer, and it turned out that my case was more difficult and complicated, and I wound up needed chemotherapy, I was triple negative, a very aggressive tumor.
Mary: I facilitate the young women's support group at share, and when I meet people that are first diagnosed, I give a lot of the same advice that you ladies did, about getting more than one opinion and acting quickly, and also getting all the tests that you need.
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