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SusanOfQueens

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Review for Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancers, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Susan. I have been going to the SHARE Self-help group for about 3 years. I'm a busy mom to 3 kids, but I try to keep my second Thursday evening of every month free, to allow myself some SHARE time. I look forward to our meetings, because everyone there is very welcoming. I learned a lot about breast cancer treatment options, the latest research topics on cancer, and how to be stronger inside and out. This is one of the few places that I feel comfortable talking about my struggles with breast cancer. My only regret is that I didn't find SHARE sooner. My hope is that more people will have access to SHARE.

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Review for Share Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancers, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a 47 years old busy mom who was supposedly healthy. When my doctor confirmed that I had breast caner, I was shocked because I didn't have cancer in my family. I didn't know that many women had been diagnosed with breast cancer even though they had no family history of cancer. After accepting the fact that I needed to get treatment, I was extremely frustrated going through the process of deciding what procedures to choose and which doctors to go to. I finally had my lumpectomy in September of 2016 after four months of anger, guilt, despair, and nagging from my family. After my doctor said my scar was healing nicely, I still felt very broken, with many worries keeping me up at night. Luckily I picked up the SHARE pamphlet from the doctor's office. I'm grateful that there's a SHARE group in Queens, which is not too far from my home. Every month I try my best to attend the meeting. Gwen and the rest of the ladies are wonderful and I learn a great deal from them. I wish I knew about SHARE when my doctor first told me that my mammogram was abnormal. I would not have to feel so alone. My hope is that more people will know about SHARE.

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