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3/15/2017Hi Lillie.
At 47 I was diagnosed with tnbc. .6 mm, 5 neg nodes removed. Stage 1, grade 3. Nipple sparing BMX, 8 round of dose dense CMF. My mother passed away just 2 weeks before my surgery, (3 years of Alzheimer's care) My family was already devastated by the accidental death of another immediate family member. I tested negative for all genes in the Myriad My Risk panel. My mother had breast cancer at almost exactly the same age as me. I am missing her so much. I exercise, yoga, eat healthy, I'm normal to thin, go to therapy, work full time. I'm a mother and wife, have an uber supportive husband. I want so much to move forward, but feel helpless, powerless. Can you offer any guidance? Thanks in advance.
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3/15/2017you have done all the right things to aggressively treat your cancer and have it not recur again. your mom is looking down on you now, no doubt, to keep you healthy and safe. don't allow cancer to hold you captive. you gave it the time needed to get rid of it. you are done. start making long term goals-- career as well as personal. your risk of recurrence is low. for tnbc, if it were to return it usually does it within the first 2 years. then risk goes way down. consider attending a survivor retreat too.

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