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8/25/2013My mom was treated for invasive ductal 1.1CM and is approaching 1yr survival. We were told fear would become less with time, but a year later breast cancer is still on my mind every day. My moms oncotype was low, but still a 7 percent chance of distance recurrence. I want to believe that there is hope, but feel discouraged. How one can feel absolutely healthy and have breadt cancer growing is so scary. I feel I will be holding my breath for the rest of my life. How does one get relief from this worry? Time does not seem to make things better... Now worried because this is high time for recurrence.
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8/26/2013Put things into perspective by keeping your (and your mom's) glass half full. Turn that number around--- 93% probability that she will never revisit this disease again. she had stage 1 breast cancer. early diagnosis with very favorable prognostic factors ( given that she was a candidate for oncotypeDX). so celebrate instead of waiting for the other shoe to fall. the probability that the shoes remain on her feet is very very high.

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