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8/22/2017Thank you for the response of August 1st (8/1/17) - see below. However, I want to know how do you live with the FEAR. Since I did everything that medical science advised and told every doctor about my family history, I just do not know why someone did not advised me to have my breasts removed as a precaution. As a result, I live with FEAR every day. It is easy to say move on but somewhat more difficult to do so. I have become OCD and am constantly washing my hands and changing clothes. My life has changed and I do not know why and I am told to accept that answer. Years ago, I was in a small train accident. A signal failed and one train hit the back of another. While some people went to the hospital, most passengers were just shaken up. I can still ride a train because I know what caused the accident and it is unlikely to happen again. But since I do not why this happened to me, it is difficult to move on. Please, Please tell how do you live with the fear. I just want my life back. I recognize that there are many people in the world who have large problems. I am no so selfish as to be blind this fact. But honestly I am just afraid.
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8/24/2017Acknowledging and taking control over your fears does not mean they will go away completely, but you will be able to name them and live with them. If your fear impacts your daily living you should speak with your health care provider.

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