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9/27/2017Hi Lillie ! Once again I am turning to support for my mom who is a recent stage 1b breast cancer survivor. To remind you of her case she had a 1.5cm idc stage 1b grade 2 ki-67-10 oncotype of 11 two micromets on her two sentinel lymph nodes. She finished radiation on August 30th and we are trying to get life back to normal. But today my mom and I were watching a tv show on a woman who similar to my mom had breast cancer they told her she was going to be ok and it spread to the bone and eventually passed. My mom was very upset and expressed she feels like that is going to happen to her and is waiting around for it come back. I don't know what to do for my mom to help her and this psychological side of this now. I want to tell her she is going to be ok and won't die but I am unsure of that myself. What should we do? What is the reality of my moms breast cancer based on her stats will she die or is she likely to have her breast cancer to come and kill her.
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9/27/2017Your mom needs to plan on doing well because the statistical odds are that she will be fine. she is a great candidate for attending our breast cancer survivor retreat held their first weekend in November. email to get more information. it is worth traveling for and can set her on a path to wellness.

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