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8/21/2015hi I am here because my mom was diagnosed with idc I felt terrible before she was diagnosed cause I feared that she'd be diagnosed with it so results were positive but the doctor said it was contained within the breast and that she had a good chance for a cure. She recently underwent mastectomy with lymph node removal, nodes were negative. I was ok and confident but now that the chemo will start I feel worse than before I have been crying all day and cant even sleep at night, I don't get hungry and I feel like I need to talk to someone to let go of all that's within me I really cant bare the thought of losing my mom I feel hopeless and scared. I'm 18 and don't want to lose my mom.
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8/21/2015Thanks for loving your mom so much. sounds like the doctors are working to have her become a long term survivor. so have faith that they are telling you the truth in that the cancer was only in the breast. the breast is now gone. if a rogue cells traveled elsewhere that chemo is designed to destroy it. ask her doctor about a therapist for you. most cancer centers have psychotherapists for family members like yourself. you will be starting school very soon and we want you to sleep well and worry less.

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