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8/29/2017I was diagnosed with Grade 3, 100 percent ER pos and 30% PR positive IDC Stage 2 B with 3 nodes and one extracapsular. Did chemo, radiation, mastectomy. Now doing AI with zoladex and zometa every 6 months. I was diagnosed almost 2.5 years ago. I have become increasing worried with anxiety as year 3 approaches. I just don't know how to feel about the future anymore. Should I be happy I made it 2.5 years without recurrence, or worried as time goes on?
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8/30/2017you should be embracing life and enjoying every day of it INCLUDING making LONG term plans that are intended to be achieved in your life time. if you constantly are waiting for the cancer to return then you are not enjoying your life that was saved. join a support group or even consider seeing a psychotherapist to give you some tips how to cope with anxiety/fear of recurrence so that you can put it in its place and not have it taking over your life. be well dear. L

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