DIAGNOSIS: BREAST CANCER
You hear the words “You have breast cancer” and suddenly you are numb. You try to concentrate on what your doctor is saying but you are stunned by the prospect of your own mortality. Your life changes in an instant and you join the ranks of millions of women who have had this heartbreaking diagnosis. The good news is you will have more support than you ever thought possible; this disease strikes women in all walks of life, all over the world. There is a “pink community” ready to help you no matter where you are; and because you are here in the North State, there is even more good news: you have access to one of only five Certified Quality Breast Centers of Excellence in the State of California, right in Chico, CA. We are experts at what we do, and will walk you through the steps… one day at a time.
The next step:
There are so many elements that make up a particular cancer diagnosis and different treatment options to consider, that educating yourself thoroughly about all aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis is highly recommended and very helpful. This will make it easier for informing your family and friends about what to expect, and answering their questions.
Take one step at a time, and use the resources listed here to begin the process.