While each person deals with breast cancer differently, the emotional toll that you take on as you undergo any of the various breast cancer treatments--breast cancer chemotherapy, breast cancer surgery, breast cancer radiation or various other breast cancer therapies--can cause intense stress, which is not good at any level. The quality of cancer support you experience will make a difference to your quality of life and potentially to your outcomes.
This video presents one patient's experience with breast cancer care. In it, Jane talks about the difference it made in her life. She was diagnosed with stage-3.5 breast cancer in the fall of 2007, and with such a large tumor, she needed extensive chemotherapy (to shrink it) prior to surgery. Thankfully, her surgery was a success, and today Jane is thrilled to say she is finally cancer-free.