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10/5/2012I am single, 38 and will have a unilateral mastectomy with diep flap. i will be on tamoxifen till i am 44. so, i am extremely sad for i see a dim future for myself in relations domain. have you heard of anyone settling down with family and kids after mastectomy - someone who may never have kids.
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10/6/2012It is very difficult to undergo a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at any age, but the needs and concerns of younger women are unique, and certainly may make the diagnosis for them even more challenging. You raise excellent points. I will say that I work with many young women who have had cancer dx at a very young age, but moving into their survivorship, they have gone on to date, marry, have children and experience a full and joyful life! You are not done living yet lady! Your dreams and hopes for the future are still attainable, despite a diagnosis of breast cancer! Consider joining a young survivors support group in your area, or go on-line to find a site for young survivors. It is very helpful to talk with other young survivors going thoug or have gone through what you are. One amazing site is TheTigerLillyFoundation! Maima is a young survivor, and the founder of this amazing group! Hope this hlps and best wishes

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