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Posted by @maggiemay, Dec 7, 2011

I am beginning the process of radiation after breast cancer (HR2) on my left breast. I have been classified as T3 by my radiologist simply because of the size of my tumor (8cm). There were no lymph nodes or other organs involved. Chest wall radiation has been the course of planned treatment. Everything I have read says that this is the most brutal of radiation and has the most cancer reoccurrence as well as the potential for heart damage and heart attacks. Heart disease has been the #1 killer in my family and up until now everything has been fine via echo’s. Must I die of a heart attack in order to overcome cancer? Help! I am freaking out!



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Posted by @susieq2, Feb 20, 2012

Hi, Maggie, I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 23, 2011 and had a mastectomy on Jan. 11, 2012. There is a website called that I have been visiting since and it has been so helpful to me during this time. Please visit. You can ask questions and get answers from people who are going through or have been through what you are. There are some really great women on this site! I hope this helps you and good luck to you.

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