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Questions about support for the mental aspects of breast cancer & treatement.
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|2/25/2010||I celebrated my sixth anniversary of survival this month, but still have times when I am so afraid that the cancer will come back. I am doing everything possible as far as followup care and living a healthy lifestyle. Will there ever be a time when I sit back and celebrate that I made it through the worst of times? Are these feelings normal? Thank you Lilly and God bless you.|
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|2/25/2010||Congrats first on being a 6 year survivor. You may not know this but you have reached a significant milestone! prior to the 2 year mark is the period of time when recurrence risk is its highest. The next milestone to achieve is the 6 year mark, when risk of recurrence now goes way down. It is normal to still periodically worry. your body has taught you to not trust it. as more time goes by though you will hopefully learn to trust it again. be well. relax. celebrate.|
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