I needed someone with knowledge

Before I was diagnosed, it was just difficult to admit. And then when I had cancer, it was sort of like a madness for me to think about, wanting to talk with somebody, but I wanted to talk with somebody who knew something. I didn't need so much the support of person saying yes, I had it. At that point I needed a person who was very knowledgeable about breast cancer. To say that these are some of the treatments out here, these are some of the people that you can get hooked up with for you care that are expert. These are some of the possible things that could happen to you. And I needed to hear that from people that I trusted, and so I felt that I was very fortunate being a registered nurse and in this advanced program because the instructor, she has a background in oncology nursing.

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