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I Have a Mother Who Has Breast Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

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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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    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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    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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    Speechless

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well it's not confirmed yet.

    Her first scan showed that there was something there. Today she finds out if she does in fact have breast cancer. I'm waiting for her to come home and share the news.. The bad thing is.....I feel pretty neutral. It's like I don't if I care or not. I just sit in between. I was...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just got a call from my parents

    that my mothers biopsy came back positive. So sad :(
    MissPoppins81 MissPoppins81 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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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    My Mom has cancer. But I don't know what kind it is. I've been mad and sad. Like I didnt think she had cancer when she told me. But she showed me her medicine and she has cancer. I...
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    So, my mother is still alive, but is now bed bound. That makes her angry, so she gets doped up to calm her down. Her kidneys may be failing...will find out tomorrow. She sees...
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    I have a necklace that ever time I open the locket I cry... It has a breast cancer sign on the outside of the locket When I pone it i see a pic of my dead grandma She died from...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Darlene Story - Another Successful Petticoating of a Little Brat Another great letter from my friend Rhonda. This time she tells the story of Darlene the boy she first witness...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    August 11 1998 who has the Same birthday as me
    samantha2001 samantha2001 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My birthday is December 1st! Who has the same birthday as me? Whoever you are, happy early birthday!
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 30

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    December 12th anyone? Who has theirs on the same day?
    Matthew151998 Matthew151998 16-17, M 6 Responses Dec 3

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    Turned My Sports Loving Son into a Prissy Girly Girl Here is an amazing letter from a one of my favorite petticoating moms Rhonda. Like most women she was not aware of the...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Champion Girls I have had the pleasure of knowing many tomboys in my life and thanks to my Aunt Donna hearing about dozens of my female forebears who made great sacrifices for all...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Been sat here reeling after my last 'contact' with my mother three days ago. We hadn't spoken for two months after our last argument (which resulted in me screaming at her after...
    powderkeg powderkeg 31-35, F Dec 14

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    I am 58 years old and have a passive aggressive mother. My sister in law classified this behavior and I have just started to research. I just came back from a visit with mom and...
    marlenesdaughter marlenesdaughter 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    My 72 year old father is in Hospice Care just "waiting to die". Lung/liver cancer. Never smoked a day in his life. Hard working family man and this is how he gets to end his life...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I woke up this morning, and walked outside to see my mother and older brother working outside. My mother looks over at me, smiles and tells me "Good morning. We've just been...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Dec 9

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    i used to be a mother, a daughter, a sister, who am i now? i struggle everyday to get through the day. my family does not accept me, invite me. holidays are so hard to get thru...
    lizzypoo1971tnapk lizzypoo1971tnapk 41-45, F