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I Have a Mother Who Has Breast Cancer

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    My Grandmother and Mil

    My maternal grandmother had breast cancer in 1996, the doctor's removed one breast as well as lymph nodes in her armpit. She had several rounds of radiation and then took tamoxifen for a few years. The doctor's thankfully removed all the cancer and she has been cancer free ever...
    asajaybird asajaybird 26-30, F Sep 10, 2007

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    Today My Mother Told Me She Has Breast Cancer. I'm 15 And I Can't Imagine What I Would Do If I Lost Her. At This Age I Need Her The Most :'( 
    y8e96u12hn y8e96u12hn 13-15 1 Response May 22, 2010

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    Diagnosed In 1998

    She had a mastectomy and radiation and has been cancer free since then.  I am thankful everyday for the positive outcome and so glad to still have my Mom around!
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    I just got a call from my parents

    that my mothers biopsy came back positive. So sad :(
    MissPoppins81 MissPoppins81 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    It Seems Never Ending

    My mother is soon to be 45 next month. She was diagnosed with Incurable Breast Cancer 6 years ago. She's with us til this very day. But for the last 6 years all she's said is her goodbyes to us, or been attempted to create memories as a family. My mother is back in forth between...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    Why Is It So Difficult

    I am 36 and my mother is 65.  I haven't seen her for 10 years (my choice) and have had very minimal contact with her for 5 of those years and no contact at all for the latter part of those ten years (also my choice).  In January, '07, she sent me a letter telling me...
    Malene Malene 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2007

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    Like Birds Of The Air

    I grew up in a small town in Oregon, my house next door to a large forest. I remember spending countless sunny hours out there as a child in the woods and the great empty fields surrounding it. I remember the cool thrill of wading down the creek skipping stones, and the sweet and...
    homestarrunner37 homestarrunner37 18-21, F Jan 15, 2013

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    I just recently found out

    that my mom has breast cancer and it is messing with my head and my decision making.
    UcanStopSearching UcanStopSearching 41-45, M Mar 17

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    ...

    She was diagnosed late 2006 with stage four (the last stage). I wish that there was some way I could help take the pain away and get her health back.
    bracingthetide bracingthetide 16-18, F May 14, 2007

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    Its So Devastating.

    Not only has my poor mother had to overcome ovarian cancer already, we just recently (within this last month) found out she has breast cancer. They havent gone back to the doctor since the initial diagnosis, so I cant say exactly how bad or what kind. My dad found her...
    sKitzoWife sKitzoWife 22-25, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Every Day a Miracle

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2003, at Stage 4. She underwent chemotherapy to shrink the lump, then had a mastectomy in February 2004. Despite some of the predictions, the cancer went into nearly 100 percent remission until this past spring, when her...
    writebrain writebrain 46-50 Oct 13, 2008

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    The Cancer Has Come Back

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and had surgery to remove a portion of her breast, and now the doctors have found cancer in the other breast, and so she has to go through radiation, and maybe Chemo this time. Plus she may need a kidney transplant. It...
    swatches swatches 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2007

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    My Brief Story

    On the 1st of July 2010 I found out my mother had recurring metastatic breast cancer. My Mum was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993. I was 5 years old. My brother was six months old. She had a single masectomy and some of her lymph nodes removed. My whole life has been...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Mum Started Wit Breast Cancer Then Spread

    my mum is 46years old and she has been suffering from cancer over 15 and a half years now but unfortunately 14 weeks ago she got put on this treatment called proton therapy, She got told if this didnt work then this would be the end of her treatment for good.when is it when...
    lolly89x lolly89x 18-21, F Apr 9, 2010

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    Haha! No More!!

    Last week, she had her cancer scan and it was clear!! Yay!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2009

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    Breast Cancer Took My Mom's Life In 1987

    I was a young mother of two boys and one on the way in December of 1986 I was anxiously awaiting my mom to come and see us.  I waited for what seemed like an eternity but she never arrived.   I finally got so worried that I called my stepfather who...
    Carolinamama Carolinamama 51-55, F Oct 30, 2009

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    Just Finishing Her Third

    Yep...my mother is just rounding out her third bout of cancer. The first time, I was about five or six. It was estrogen positive, HER 2 negative, in her left breast. She had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. I didn't know at the time that my mother had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2009

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    I Had a Mother Who Had Breast Cancer

    I'm sorry, I hope I don't upsent anyone, but my mother had Breast Cancer for five years before she passed away. She was only thirty-eight when she died, and eleven years on I miss her every day.
    maybecrazy maybecrazy 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11, 2007

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    The Big C

    well it was only a few weeks ago that my mother found out that she had breast cancer. she just had it in the one boob but decided to get the other off just incase. Im not to worried about it. but ive been keeping myself busy to forget about it. im just a bit stressed because...
    ruby666 ruby666 18-21, F Dec 29, 2009

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    Mommy

    My mom got breast cancer when i was a freshmen in high school. She thought me and i my sis would'nt care, but i was devastated. But i am so lucky, my mom survived! I am now a senior in high school and this memory feels like it never happened. Thank Goodness.
    ChemicalLover705 ChemicalLover705 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2007

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    Had

    I had a mother who died of breast cancer on Palm Sunday 2011.
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2011

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    I would like any advice

    or reassurance from anyone in this situation please. . My mum has just been diagnosed with cancer again , last time was 17 years ago . But this time she knew she had it b4 she did anything about it . She's got aggressively spread cancer in left Breast and cancer In the right...
    becky10002 becky10002 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    My Mom

    My mom had cancer in 2003 and now she is doing so much better its a miracle. I am so glad that she is still around. It was hard going though i did really well and so did she and now she is a survior
    ampeck123 ampeck123 16-17 Sep 26, 2008

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    A New and Scary Experience

    My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer 2 weeks ago. She's known about the lump in her breast for months but her excuse for not going to the doctors was that she didn't want to upset my Gran who has liver cancer. She is back at home now after her first chemo treatment...
    ClarkKent ClarkKent 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2007

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    My Mother Died novembe...

    My mother died November 27th 1990 from breast cancer
    aernst24 aernst24 21-25, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2007

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    My Mother Is In Remission

    It was last year when my mother went in for her mammogram and two days later the did a breast biopsy, and found cancer. She had to have two surgeries and on the last on they had to do a partial mastactomy. She went through radiation and is in remission right now, but the doctors...
    swatches swatches 41-45, F 1 Response May 12, 2007

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    She Lost Her Battle In 2004

    Now I fight each day to keep her memory alive, donate in her name, research and learn how to help and let other people know that they are not alone. 
    relocationblues relocationblues 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2008

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    Guilt and Love In Melbourne

    Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer while i was away overseas during the summer. They didn't want to worry me while I was away and I can understand that and don't begrudge them their decision. She starts chemo on Thursday.  I live about two hours away from her, my dad, and...
    thecoolgirlintown thecoolgirlintown 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2007

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    Cancer Blues

    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a freshmen in high school. She had her surgury over christmas break. It was awful. Yet the whole time I was unaware that she could die. I was probably mean to my mother even more so because then... I wouldn't have to feel...
    BlondieTwinTwo BlondieTwinTwo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2007

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    :(

    i found ou friday my mam has breast cancer she only 39 im 10 its hard as iv 2be the strong 1 im de oldest child have 2younger sisters aged 11 and 5 its so hard bu were copin togeather :( x
    sherxx sherxx 18-21 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    It May Help?

    each day when you open your browser, did you ever realize there might be something you could be doing to help catch breast cancer earlier and perhaps take less victims? http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2 i've added this website to my tabs. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    A friend had breast cancer in 2000 then had reconstruction to a d cup she was a d before that and was contemplating going to an E cup
    lepore lepore 18-21, F Aug 7

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    My wife of 28 years is in hospital and she has terminal cancer and has maybe 4 weeks to go
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Hi I have just started to see someone who has MS. They have had the condition for a long time, and I am looking for a group/place that I can get more information about being a...
    Rosi1e Rosi1e 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I made mistakes, I am human, I flaws like everyone else. Who hasn't done a mistake? The one who says that he took only good decisions is a liar.
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    But who says. And who hasnt. Some mistakes aint mistakes. The older i got the worse people got. Lies. For profit. And protection. Lies for ego. And image...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    Who hasn't? But I don't dwell on the past. I look to the future. I enjoy the now!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    May 26! Anyone have the same birthday? Apparently just my birthday was too short but I don't know what else a date could mean when it's posted on a page called I want to know who...
    skysplits skysplits 16-17, F a week ago

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    Eventually, implants will "drop" and settle into their ultimate positions, and you'll start to get an improved feeling of one's top outcomes. This process may not begin for as much...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Okay so my dad had cancer, and we can't do anything about it. My mom tries her best to make him feel better or tries to serve him good food that his stomach can take, which is not...
    suskypls suskypls 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    These herbal dietary supplements in includes natural phyto-estrogen, that has potentiality to work as anatural tonic for wrinkled and sagging breasts. Futher phyto-estrogen good...
    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    My first post about my passive aggressive mother, an explanation: EP Link I've been doing some research on passive aggressiveness and found that it's an actual personality...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Imagine waking up one day and not having somebody to call mommy, nobody to tell you they love you , nobody to give you a welcome back from school , no one to hold you and hug you...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    My wife of 29 years died on the 4th of August and was cremated yesterday 15th of August. She had terminal pancreatic cancer Is there anyone who's been through the same...
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Anyone born on 16th July? Any cancerians here?
    cancerian24 cancerian24 22-25, M Aug 6

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    I know who it is it's OMGboobs ! hands down the best on EP if you're lucky enough to be her freind here than you all know what I mean!
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 30

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    My wife of 28 years died as a result of pancreatic cancer on Monday morning 4-8-14
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I first met her about two years ago in school. I had just moved and one of my new friends introduced us wen I came over to sit with them. That first year I didn't talk to her much...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F