In this video, Jane answers the burning questions you want to know.
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Is there anything you wish you would’ve known before starting your breast cancer treatment? Jane: I think I would have wish I would have realized the significance of hormones in the whole process that women go through especially in your pre-menopausal years and what those risk factors for breast cancer can be. I realized they are out there for everybody, but I probably should have had myself more informed earlier. The other thing too and I had this is a confession I did not always do those monthly breast self-exams. Female: But you’re a nurse. Jane: Yeah, I know I’m a nurse I was supposed to do that. Nurses are really notorious for not always taking care of themselves. First,we take care of everybody else but we don’t know how to take care of ourselves very well. But that is something I’m drilling in to my daughters is do those monthly breast self-exams. Learn your breast, know what they feel like and the other thing is bigger breast are not always better, so if you’re an A or B you’re fine. You don’t to need to be a C, D, E, F and people who have seen her H’s. You seem to be handling your diagnosis well. Have you broken down at all? Jane: There was actually was only one time when I really kind of broke down and that was before I even started the treatments and probably a couple of weeks after the diagnosis before I had surgery and I just don’t know my husband was worrying about a lot of the logistics involved in how we were maneuvering through this. I just felt like I had lost control of my life and so you know I shed some tears, but once I did that and once I realized yeah, I’m going to lose some control but there is still some things I can maintain control over, so that’s what I have to focus on, the things I can control. Have you had any major revelations through this process? Jane: Major revelations, maybe I’m tougher than I thought I was.