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11/5/2017Lillie, thank you for all you do.
I was treated for stage 1 TNBC (.6mm, 5 neg lymph nodes) with DMX in May 2015 w/immediate reconstruction. 8 rounds of dose dense CMF completed by September 2015. I've adhered to my post treatment checkups. I'm thin, I exercise, eat right, work, try to stay centered and focused - do my best with self care and family care, but it's so hard to feel normal. It's difficult to let it go and feel you might survive this. Can you offer any guidance on my recurrence rate at this stage and where you find your strength, in general. Thank you in advance.
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11/5/2017For women with TNBC, if recurrence is to happen it commonly occurs within the first 2 years and you are well passed that milestone!!!! so start seeing your glass as half full and not half empty and start adding more water to that glass!!

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