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I Have a Mother Who Has Breast Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    ...

    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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 family has known for a while that our mother has the early onset on Alzheimer's and we have watched her quickly go down hill. Early yesterday she called us and told us that my...
    ColumbiaTiger ColumbiaTiger 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Online and in real life and on the advertisements, people are sad about cancer. While I was at first depressed from having breast cancer from simply fenugreek hormones, I soon...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 3 days ago

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    My grandma had breast cancer I didn't know her well but I loved her She was very sick so we can down to her state to visited her When we left I said I love her One day she felt...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F a week ago

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    In the little bit of time I did sleep last night, I dreamed of my cat who has been gone for my life for over three years. It haunts me still. I made a mistake, I was swept up by...
    Ravenslove Ravenslove 22-25, F Sep 5

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    It would be interesting to find out who has the same b-day as me 10-29-1971 Or the same month and day ?
    Justted Justted 41-45, M Sep 11

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    I've a crush on a guy who has a girlfriend. I know I shouldn't feel this way and I've tried to move on too. But I don't want to give up on him when we haven't start anything yet...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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 Aug 21

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    My mom recently had a lumpectomy, and is currently recovering. The cancer had spread to one of her lymph nodes, and will have to undergo chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy will...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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 Aug 28

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    My grandma.. Shes had so many cancers in the past.. I love her so much and im really upset that she has to go through so much :'(
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Most of my family has had and died from some kind of cancer. I'm doomed.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    June 27th, 1997. Cancer :)
    ScrewYouSociety ScrewYouSociety 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am 24 years old. My mother passed away when I was 17. My family and I have never truly gotten along. I am like the black sheep of the family. (Literally) My entire family is...
    prayingforeternity prayingforeternity 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    July the 13th 1994, Cancer anyone?! :)
    Diamonddollx Diamonddollx 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    At 19 years old, I am only now realizing that my mother is extremely passive aggressive. I have always felt oppressed by her and her emotional ups and downs, but am just now...
    hopeful1995 hopeful1995 18-21 3 Responses Sep 11

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    My dad has esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. He is going into chemo next week
    AmJordi AmJordi 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12