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TOCB
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11:27 AM on 10/06/2012
4" Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
10:29 AM on 10/06/2012
Yes.

This is why you're doctor is interested in your family history. Your risk of illness is determined by your genes.
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omobob
left coast, usa
10:43 AM on 10/06/2012
>  Your risk of illness is determined by your genes.

FYI: Inflammatory breast cancer isn't hereditary. There is no gene they've identified that mothers pass on to daughters; no patterns that pick out certain women as targets.
10:53 AM on 10/06/2012
Some illnesses come right out of nowhere, but most are linked to your family history.

If mother or father had an illness like cancer or heart disease, you'll be monitored for it.
If a sibling also has it, tests are started.
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omobob
left coast, usa
10:28 AM on 10/06/2012
> Inflammatory breast cancer isn't hereditary. There is no gene they've identified that mothers pass on to daughters; no patterns that pick out certain women as targets. There is no known cause, and IBC often goes undetected in physical exams, preferring a dramatic entrance and quick bloom throughout the body.

An informed patient is a good patient. Never be afraid to consult your doctor immediately. Waiting will not help.
10:10 AM on 10/06/2012
Heehe, It depends with your genetic predisposition.

That is not so intelligent question. I look like my mom so I am my mom kind of argument.
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GV97
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10:06 AM on 10/06/2012
I think it has more to do with the genes...than the body.
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omobob
left coast, usa
10:27 AM on 10/06/2012
> I think it has more to do with the genes...

From the article: Inflammatory breast cancer isn't hereditary. There is no gene they've identified that mothers pass on to daughters; no patterns that pick out certain women as targets.
10:04 AM on 10/06/2012
As the song says "Every day is a gift, not a given" and it they only thing required of you is to live every day. I understand your fear and your pain, but you'll be 56 yourself before you know it. Live, love, laugh and be happy. Maybe you should see a therapist, sounds like you may be suffering from PTSD. Rock on sister.
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oldwolf49
Religion is a tool of the evil.
09:48 AM on 10/06/2012
One can hope can't one. However it does at times reverse, I got it (yes men do to) and THEN my mom. Irony doesn't always work correctly.
09:17 AM on 10/06/2012
I am sorry to tell you, my mother got inflammatory breast cancer at 47 and died 9 months later. I was diagnosed with early stage 1 triple negative breast cancer at 44 (6 years out!). Be very vigilant. I too had my mother's body.
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charleyvldm9
He thinks outside the box.
09:06 AM on 10/06/2012
If you were 'eating out of the same pot' for years, yes,just try to avoid SAD. (Standard American Diet)
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Sam Lowery
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10:45 AM on 10/06/2012
I agree. My Mom kicked the stomach cancer she had out of her body and kept it out for good using a macrobiotic diet that included all organic, short grain brown rice, seaweed, Asian mushrooms, some farm raised fish and free range chicken. But no red meat, no dairy. I was her sous chef; and the meals were wonderfully delicious, like eating at a very good Asian restaurant. My Mom was given 6 months to live .. she lived another 20, into her late 80s, and did not die of cancer. And yes, although male, i think about what the physical future is for me as well. So i sympathize. But, not being female, i cannot imagine this personal fear, but i am at least aware, that it does pose a very frightening prospect. To the young lady in the article .. you are a very beautiful human being, not only in visage, but in heart for having shared this publicly. Thank you for being there. ;-)
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charleyvldm9
He thinks outside the box.
03:16 PM on 10/06/2012
Your diet works,I have'nt had a ckeck up with a doctor since May 1985,I'm 81 years old ,in perfect health.
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jedonspring
I love Brussels sprouts
09:05 AM on 10/06/2012
I look exactly like my Mother too - body and all. I see myself turning more into her every day - that's not a bad thing, IMO. She died of heart disease and was 91, so she lived a good long life. Like Jessica, I can't help but wonder if I'll go down that road too.
10:11 AM on 10/06/2012
91 is full life.
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jedonspring
I love Brussels sprouts
02:27 PM on 10/06/2012
Yes
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thinkingwomanmillstone
...I am Siamese if you don't please.
09:03 AM on 10/06/2012
I do not have cancer. I do have the same disease that killed my mother at the age of 66. I am 59. I don't know that I will make it to 66...I do hope so but after this horrible year, I may not. I have approached the issue with the idea and knowledge that I cannot control my future but I can control how I spend my present. I garner my limited energy to pursue the things I enjoy in life and spend as little time as necessary on the things I don't like. My mother would spend her time on making sure the house was clean. I don't. I surround myself with flowers because they are beautiful and they lift my spirits. My welcome home from the hospital signs are still up after 6 months because they remind me that I DID make it home from the hospital...not that I was there in the first place. Do I have moments when I just feel sorry for myself and am tired of pain and debility...absolutely. Fortunately, they are far fewer than the moments of feeling good about life. You can let your fear rule you...or you can rule the fear...most of the time.
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probo
fear is a waste of my time
09:56 AM on 10/06/2012
Beautiful post and wishing you all the best in your life !!!
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thinkingwomanmillstone
...I am Siamese if you don't please.
10:09 AM on 10/06/2012
I thank you...I hope you have as good a day as I plan to....off to a Special Olympics soccer game on this beautiful fall day and lunch out with family.  The laundry will still be here tomorrow.....I'll probably find an excuse to ignore it then as well. ;-)
08:27 AM on 10/06/2012
I'm just trying to get back to live for myself. Promised her I would carry on living. Not so easy to do though. It's like I've amputated of a part of myself. Missing you more than anything Mom. Love you.
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mappy3
Dog loving, political junkie.
10:27 PM on 10/06/2012
I lost my mom 36 years ago. To this day I think of her, miss her, and have never been the same workout her.
08:17 AM on 10/06/2012
This is a great question that I'm sure many children wonder about. I know I did! The real question I have learned to ask is "Do I have the same state of mind?" Do I have a Cancer state of mind, and thus need to lesson that the disease can give me?

Andrea
www.wholistichealthcare.ca
Mary Zorski
Nothing to see here folks, move along.
10:35 PM on 10/05/2012
I have bone metastasis and I'm now in my second round of chemo. I'm not playing a sympathy card here, I'm just stating what's true. My own daughter is scared to death she's going to have to say goodbye to me long before she wants to, and my granddaughter won't even talk about it. I've been through the shock, then the denial, and at this point, I'm furious. But I have a great doctor, and he uses every trick he knows how to stave it off and give me some more years. He has at his disposal much better medicines than existed even ten years ago. So now every day for me I'm doing true battle with this monster. Life has taken on a clarity for me it never had before. I am truly blessed for the care I am receiving and the wonderful people who have given their time and effort to help me. Be of the mind that this may never happen to you, although I know that can be very hard to do. God bless you!
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mappy3
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10:23 PM on 10/06/2012
Love to you Mary.
You are one heck of a woman and person.
Mary Zorski
Nothing to see here folks, move along.
11:46 PM on 10/06/2012
Thanks so much!  Bless you and yours!
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Kate Ryan Williams
08:41 PM on 10/05/2012
Beautiful piece.

Love these lines:
"Breast cancer enters our bedrooms. It comes with us to fitting rooms. It's with us at weddings when our mothers or sisters are not."

Thanks for sharing your experience, Jessica.