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THE FIRST THING A NEWLY-DIAGNOSED BREAST CANCER WARRIOR NEEDS IS INFORMATION. 

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Understanding Your Diagnosis

Every Breast Cancer Diagnosis is different and it is those differences that determine the severity, length, and types of treatment a Breast Cancer Warrior could undergo.

A Diagnosis of Breast Cancer comes with words that do not populate normal, polite conversation, so much of what you will find in your Pathology Reports will be Greek to you.  (unless, of course, you speak Greek, in which case, your Pathology Report might be Martian to you).  When you receive your Pathology Report, you may be tempted to dive into the Internet and surf around reading everything you can find on the subject.  Unfortunately, 'everything you can find on the subject' amounts to a seemingly infinite amount of information.   Some reliable.  Some, not so much.  So, in an attempt to make your life easier, here are some suggestions:

To help you understand your Pathology Report and the medical jargon that is swirling around you, log on to www.BreastCancer.org and read what they have to say about a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer; the various Stages, Grades, and Hormone components.  It's all right there, and it's been written in easy to understand language.
 
We also recommend reading the information on the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Web Site concerning Breast Cancer.  In addition to providing information about Breast Cancer, this site also offers information on a variety of Clinical Trials.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast
 
WebMd is a health-oriented web site that has been around for many years.  During that time it has gained the respect of medical professionals and medical patients world-wide.   At WebMd you will find trustworthy information on subjects ranging from Diagnosis to Reconstruction; from Treatment Options to Treatment Side Effects, and much more.

Grab a pen and notebook, log on, and take notes:www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-diagnosis-tests

 

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Trick or Treat To Help Defeat Breast Cancer

THE BREAST CANCER WARRIOR FOUNDATION invites you to:

TRICK OR TREAT To Help Defeat Breast Cancer

Here’s how you do it:

Between now and Halloween, collect One Dollar from as many people as you can, then mail it, in the form of a Check or Money Order (payable to The Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation, or BCWF) to:

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Mind Matters

Bernie Siegel, MD., Medical Advisor to the Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation; author of numerous best-selling books including "Love, Medicine & Miracles," world-renown doctor and expert in the field of the mind's ability to inspire healing, answers your questions:

Q&A's

Dear Dr. Siegel  – I have BC…and my oncologist says I need radiation.  I don’t know why, but…there’s a voice in my head telling me not to do it.  Should I listen to the voice?  Is it possible that some inner part of me knows something that the doctor doesn’t know?

– Sterling (SC)

BERNIE’S REFLECTIONS

Dear Sterling --  Yes this could be your intuitive wisdom or gut feeling or it could be…

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Send your questions to Bernie Siegel, MD

info@bcwarrior.net It's that easy! Bernie's Q & A Column, MIND MATTERS, is now a regular feature.

 

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From Cancer Patient to Respant

By:  Bernie Siegel, MD

Unfortunately doctors and health professionals, in general, do not study success. We are far more likely to consider an unexpected recovery to be due to the treatment or a spontaneous remission. However, I have learned from my experience with patients and by asking them, “Why didn’t you die when you were supposed to?” that they always had a story to tell.

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