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  • Beyond The Shock Video Series Play all

    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 1 - Introduction - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 3,325 views
      Each of our lives is a story. We journey along a road of experiences and emotions, passing significant milestones along the way. When suddenly, the road beneath our feet takes a sharp turn, breakin...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 2 - Breast Anatomy - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,020 views
      Throughout these videos, as you learn about breast cancer, we will repeatedly reference the anatomy of the breast. Understanding the different parts and functions will help you better grasp the det...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 3 - Breast Cancer - What is Cancer? - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 5 years ago
      • 2,738 views
      Healthy cells are the basic building blocks of all tissue and organs in the body. But when cell DNA (the cell's wiring) is damaged, mutated cells begin to rapidly reproduce without following the pr...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 3 - Breast Cancer - Growth of Cancer - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,554 views
      The growth and spread of cancer can be difficult to grasp because cancer cell growth is fueled by usually healthy chemicals of the body. Medical professionals usually illustrate these chemicals wit...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 3 - Breast Cancer - Types of Tumors - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,534 views
      Remember, a tumor is a mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of tumors: those that are non-cancerous, or 'benign', and those that are cancerous, which are 'malignant'.

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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Causes of Breast Cancer - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 2,284 views
      When a lump or suspicious site in your breast is detected, it raises some serious questions. In this chapter, we are going to do our best to answer them. We will discuss what doctors know and do no...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Why? - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,032 views
      - Why do I have breast cancer?
      - What could I have done differently?

      There are some questions that cannot be answered; even so, they are not unreasonable questions to ask. Most people ask them. ...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Diagnostic Method - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,666 views
      Becoming familiar with your breasts and knowing what is normal for you will help you detect changes or abnormalities, if they occur. This is breast health awareness.

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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Biopsy - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 31,588 views
      A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which cells are removed from a suspicious area to check for the presence of breast cancer. There are three types of biopsy: fine needle aspiration, core needle...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Lab Tests - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,502 views
      Once the biopsy is complete, a specially trained doctor called a pathologist will examine the tissue or fluid samples for abnormal or cancerous cells. Pathology reports can take one or two weeks to...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 5 - Types & Stages - Introduction - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 213,694 views
      Cancer is assessed by stages ranging from 0-4; each stage represents a progression of the cancer. As the complexity of the cancer intensifies, so does the treatment required to fight it. Breast can...
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    • Beyond The Shock - Chapter 5 - Types & Stages - Stage 0 & 1 - Duration: 54 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 89,654 views
      Stage 0, DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) is a noninvasive cancer where abnormal cells have been found in the lining of the breast milk duct.

      In Stage 1 invasive breast cancer, the tumor has not ex...
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