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SHARE program 乳癌卵巣がん患者さん向けの冊子
yoko katz February 12, 2019

SHARE program 乳癌卵巣がん患者さん向けの冊子

(In Japanese at the end.  日本語は英語の後にあります。) I am on the face of the SHARE ovarian and breast cancer support group's brochure for Winter (January - April program). I did not know how much it helped me to be able to talk to people who had been through breast cancer before me. I hope you will find a comfortable group to talk to. It is such a big relief to know that when I say a couple of words, there are people say "I know what you mean. YES, I have been there."

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Marking the 3rd anniversary of breast cancer diagnosis 乳がん宣告3年目
yoko katz May 20, 2017

Marking the 3rd anniversary of breast cancer diagnosis 乳がん宣告3年目

Three years ago, today, I received a phone call from a radiologist.  My husband also pictures exactly where and what position he heard the terrible news when I picked up the phone that day.  I still believe that was not done right that I was told "all three were cancer," and I was not informed of the stage of my cancer.  How scared I was, you cannot imagine.  The internet information only terrified me, telling me in statistics of "5 year survival rate."  When I was completely, I thought, healthy 36 years old.  My son was only 8 years old, quickly my wild and worse imagination occupied me and confined me in a darkness.  It was hard to breath, I cried for days and months. 日本語は英文の後にあり。 [caption id="attachment_2293" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A beret hat by Hats by Yoko Katz, yes, my design![/caption]

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My Weight Again after Chemo 抗がん剤後の体重増加の私
yoko katz December 8, 2016

My Weight Again after Chemo 抗がん剤後の体重増加の私

I somehow gained weight about 15 lb more than the most stable weight for many years before cancer.  Recently, I had an opportunity to talk to other survivors of my age.  All three of us discovered that each individual gained about 15 lb.  We are all about 2 years after our last chemo.

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SHARE cancer support group website 米・乳がん卵巣がんサポートグループ ウェブサイト
yoko katz August 19, 2016

SHARE cancer support group website 米・乳がん卵巣がんサポートグループ ウェブサイト

I am so happy to see the photos from the photo shooting from 3 months ago came out great!  I am on SHARE breast and ovarian cancer support group organization's website and it's Fall 2016 brochure.  https://www.sharecancersupport.org/  Click and see, I am on the home page!

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Day1: After 4th Chemo
yoko katz October 9, 2014

Day1: After 4th Chemo

The picture is from yesterday when I went for my 4th chemotherapy.

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Day 16: Visiting a Support Group -SHARE
yoko katz September 12, 2014

Day 16: Visiting a Support Group -SHARE

My first time, I visited a breast and ovarian cancer support group.  The organization, SHARE, is a New York City based breast and ovarian cancer support group, but open to nationwide.    It offers hotline help, educational programs and topic based support group meetings. The picture is with Aiko, who runs the Japanese SHARE organization.  (日本語は 英語の後に記述。)   (click for the link) TOLL FREE HELPLINE 844-ASK-SHARE Breast, Ovarian, Latina, Caregiver

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