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Cancer rears its ugly head in the family...

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Joined: Nov 2014

Hi, all,

Life happens and you sometimes lose sight of the important things.  I've always found my contribution to this board as important.  But between work and raising a soon-to-be 2-year-old, some things just fall through the cracks.  I apologize for not being here more often.

Cancer has once again reared it's ugly head in my family, unfortunately.  My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has invasive ductal carcinoma, which I understand is the most common form of the disease.  But the good news is that, like me, her tumor has been caught extremely early and her prognosis is excellent.  We have a cancer research doctor in the family who works for Fox Chase Cancer Center here in Philly and she has set her up with a highly respected doctor with tons of experience and a great team.  So we're pretty hopeful.  I just wanted to start the conversation if anyone has any experience with this and I also plan to jump over to the breast cancer board and get some thoughts over there.  

Thanks so much and hope you are all doing well!

- Jay

BoondockSaint's picture
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Joined: Mar 2017

Jay.....I have no experience with breast cancer personally. I do however want to say Thank God it has been detected early and wish her well on getting this behind her.

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Joined: Aug 2017

for you all... sounds like you have special leverage... Best wishes that  you have a speedy and best outcome for you Mummy


hardo718's picture
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Joined: Jan 2016

I'll keep your mom in my prayers.  Sorry, no one needs this diagnosis.  That's crappy.


Allochka's picture
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Joined: Nov 2014

Hello Jay,


I am sorry to hear about your mom.  But as long as it was caught early - she will be fine! I know couple of women with this diagnosis, both cases caught in early stages, and they are long-term survivors now with no recurrencies! I'll keep my fingers crossed for your mom!


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