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Actress shared already

Actress shared already announced that she is battling

Actress shared already announced that she is battling breast cancer again, and this

announced that she is battling breast cancer again, and this time it is stage 4. Heres a

breast cancer again, and this time it is stage 4. Heres a picture during her very first

time it is stage 4. Heres a picture during her very first battle back in 2016. She

picture during her very first battle back in 2016. She came out she was brave but she

battle back in 2016. She came out she was brave but she was strong said she was going

came out she was brave but she was strong said she was going to beat it. Cardi

was strong said she was going to beat it. Cardi says its so for more than a

to beat it. Cardi says its so for more than a year now shes been battling

says its so for more than a year now shes been battling cancer while filming the

year now shes been battling cancer while filming the Beverly Hills reboot

cancer while filming the Beverly Hills reboot she says what you want to do is

Beverly Hills reboot she says what you want to do is break the stigma around cancer

she says what you want to do is break the stigma around cancer saying life doesnt end the

break the stigma around cancer saying life doesnt end the minute we get this diagnosis.

saying life doesnt end the minute we get this diagnosis. We still have some living to

minute we get this diagnosis. We still have some living to do. So joining me now to unpack

We still have some living to do. So joining me now to unpack this a kind of look at our

do. So joining me now to unpack this a kind of look at our future what shes dealing with

Diane Johnson memorials

Diane Johnson memorials director of breast imaging

Diane Johnson memorials director of breast imaging appreciate you coming in and

director of breast imaging appreciate you coming in and you for having me you reviewed

appreciate you coming in and you for having me you reviewed my films of my very first

you for having me you reviewed my films of my very first mammogram so I appreciate I

my films of my very first mammogram so I appreciate I love the way you kind of break

mammogram so I appreciate I love the way you kind of break it down to make it very simple,

love the way you kind of break it down to make it very simple, you know I think a lot of

it down to make it very simple, you know I think a lot of people are wondering you know

you know I think a lot of people are wondering you know now that shes having this

people are wondering you know now that shes having this reoccur in a reoccurrence and

now that shes having this reoccur in a reoccurrence and stage 4. What are her chances

reoccur in a reoccurrence and stage 4. What are her chances of survival. So its really

stage 4. What are her chances of survival. So its really quite variable. I will say

of survival. So its really quite variable. I will say people do very well now with a

quite variable. I will say people do very well now with a modern treatments that we have

people do very well now with a modern treatments that we have and you know we think about

modern treatments that we have and you know we think about recurrence of people are

and you know we think about recurrence of people are confused about what that really

recurrence of people are confused about what that really even means and the different

confused about what that really even means and the different stages, but you know basically

even means and the different stages, but you know basically when we talk about recurrence.

stages, but you know basically when we talk about recurrence. We can think of 3 different

when we talk about recurrence. We can think of 3 different types of recurrence. So

We can think of 3 different types of recurrence. So recurrence can happen.

types of recurrence. So recurrence can happen. Locally and thats when the

recurrence can happen. Locally and thats when the cancer comes back at their site

Locally and thats when the cancer comes back at their site of the

cancer comes back at their site of the original cancer. So and then

of the original cancer. So and then you can have a regional

original cancer. So and then you can have a regional recurrence for comes back near

you can have a regional recurrence for comes back near that site

recurrence for comes back near that site and you can also have a distant

that site and you can also have a distant recurrence which is when the

and you can also have a distant recurrence which is when the cancer comes back at other

recurrence which is when the cancer comes back at other parts of the body. So for

cancer comes back at other parts of the body. So for example in the liver, the

parts of the body. So for example in the liver, the phones are the brain.

example in the liver, the phones are the brain. So even when you get that

phones are the brain. So even when you get that diagnosis and you go back into

So even when you get that diagnosis and you go back into remission youre still monitor

diagnosis and you go back into remission youre still monitor by the doctor on to it as their

remission youre still monitor by the doctor on to it as their pet absolutely in general

by the doctor on to it as their pet absolutely in general patients will see their

pet absolutely in general patients will see their oncologists at very regular

patients will see their oncologists at very regular intervals with regular.

oncologists at very regular intervals with regular. >> Tests and scans

intervals with regular. >> Tests and scans to monitor for evidence of

>> Tests and scans to monitor for evidence of disease and whether the disease

to monitor for evidence of disease and whether the disease is progressing

disease and whether the disease is progressing or if its going away or any

is progressing or if its going away or any other indicators that you know

or if its going away or any other indicators that you know a patient to be aware of that

other indicators that you know a patient to be aware of that the cancers come back.

a patient to be aware of that the cancers come back. So it is often very difficult

the cancers come back. So it is often very difficult because the symptoms are are

So it is often very difficult because the symptoms are are widely variable depending on

because the symptoms are are widely variable depending on where it comes

widely variable depending on where it comes back so most cancer recur

where it comes back so most cancer recur breast cancer recurrences are

back so most cancer recur breast cancer recurrences are going to occur in the first 2

breast cancer recurrences are going to occur in the first 2 to 5 years.

going to occur in the first 2 to 5 years. And if their local recurrences

to 5 years. And if their local recurrences patients would look for new law

And if their local recurrences patients would look for new law mps changes in

patients would look for new law mps changes in new nipple retraction any skin

mps changes in new nipple retraction any skin changes any swelling under the

new nipple retraction any skin changes any swelling under the arm and those are some things

changes any swelling under the arm and those are some things if if the cancer comes back

arm and those are some things if if the cancer comes back either locally or regionally

if if the cancer comes back either locally or regionally so for distant disease, it

either locally or regionally so for distant disease, it really depends where the cancer

so for distant disease, it really depends where the cancer comes

really depends where the cancer comes back so pain unexplained back

comes back so pain unexplained back pain unexplained hip pain.

back so pain unexplained back pain unexplained hip pain. Thanks that might relate to

pain unexplained hip pain. Thanks that might relate to bone problems liver enzymes

Thanks that might relate to bone problems liver enzymes that that all of a sudden

bone problems liver enzymes that that all of a sudden arent that would be a

that that all of a sudden arent that would be a blood test. Any changes in

arent that would be a blood test. Any changes in mental Things like that.

blood test. Any changes in mental Things like that. So thats why its so important

mental Things like that. So thats why its so important really to follow up your doctor

So thats why its so important really to follow up your doctor and doctors orders were talking

really to follow up your doctor and doctors orders were talking about to mocks offend

and doctors orders were talking about to mocks offend and oftentimes of patients

about to mocks offend and oftentimes of patients diagnosed with breast cancer,

and oftentimes of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, theyre told to take that for 5

diagnosed with breast cancer, theyre told to take that for 5 years and what your point was

theyre told to take that for 5 years and what your point was as you want to take it exactly

years and what your point was as you want to take it exactly how the doctor prescribed its

as you want to take it exactly how the doctor prescribed its so important so if youre

how the doctor prescribed its so important so if youre prescribed to mock stuff in

so important so if youre prescribed to mock stuff in order robot ace, inhibitor any

prescribed to mock stuff in order robot ace, inhibitor any occur in different therapy.

order robot ace, inhibitor any occur in different therapy. Its so important to take that

occur in different therapy. Its so important to take that medication exactly as the

Its so important to take that medication exactly as the doctor prescribed, and if

medication exactly as the doctor prescribed, and if youre having problems or any

doctor prescribed, and if youre having problems or any questions with the medication

youre having problems or any questions with the medication dont hesitate to ask your own

questions with the medication dont hesitate to ask your own college us.

dont hesitate to ask your own college us. You know this diagnosis in her

college us. You know this diagnosis in her being so outspoken about it is

You know this diagnosis in her being so outspoken about it is really a gift to you because

being so outspoken about it is really a gift to you because youre able to raise

really a gift to you because youre able to raise awareness and talk more about

youre able to raise awareness and talk more about this disease. You know

awareness and talk more about this disease. You know oftentimes women say oh I need

this disease. You know oftentimes women say oh I need to do my self breast exam and

oftentimes women say oh I need to do my self breast exam and eye. I dont always do my

to do my self breast exam and eye. I dont always do my neither back I

eye. I dont always do my neither back I rarely do. Yeah, I know that

neither back I rarely do. Yeah, I know that their benefits so I have a real

rarely do. Yeah, I know that their benefits so I have a real I have a tip for that and even

their benefits so I have a real I have a tip for that and even though breast self-exams a

I have a tip for that and even though breast self-exams a little bit controversial

though breast self-exams a little bit controversial because some people say well I

little bit controversial because some people say well I dont know I might not feel

because some people say well I dont know I might not feel what I tell people is dont

dont know I might not feel what I tell people is dont stress about it. But if you do

what I tell people is dont stress about it. But if you do it on a regular basis. You

stress about it. But if you do it on a regular basis. You will notice differences and

it on a regular basis. You will notice differences and heres my little trick. There

will notice differences and heres my little trick. There are apps

heres my little trick. There are apps for that. So were really are

are apps for that. So were really are you can get an app that will

for that. So were really are you can get an app that will send you a reminder and thats

you can get an app that will send you a reminder and thats what I use.

send you a reminder and thats what I use. And well send you a reminder

what I use. And well send you a reminder once a month at the right time

And well send you a reminder once a month at the right time in your cycle if youre still

once a month at the right time in your cycle if youre still months trading or if youre

in your cycle if youre still months trading or if youre postmenopausal you can pick a

months trading or if youre postmenopausal you can pick a day and it will send you a

postmenopausal you can pick a day and it will send you a little reminder to do your

day and it will send you a little reminder to do your breast self exam and the rules

little reminder to do your breast self exam and the rules are kind of different a fitting

breast self exam and the rules are kind of different a fitting on ethnicity, we know that

are kind of different a fitting on ethnicity, we know that African American women have

on ethnicity, we know that African American women have more

African American women have more dense breast and so that

more dense breast and so that requires a different type of

dense breast and so that requires a different type of screening in

requires a different type of screening in some cases so certainly dense

screening in some cases so certainly dense breast tissue. A kit can can

some cases so certainly dense breast tissue. A kit can can occur in all ethnicities and

breast tissue. A kit can can occur in all ethnicities and age groups but is much more

occur in all ethnicities and age groups but is much more common in younger women and

age groups but is much more common in younger women and often an African American women

common in younger women and often an African American women as well, but dense breast

often an African American women as well, but dense breast tissue is certainly an issue

as well, but dense breast tissue is certainly an issue and we want patients to be

tissue is certainly an issue and we want patients to be aware of their breast density

and we want patients to be aware of their breast density and and talk to their doctors

aware of their breast density and and talk to their doctors about whether they need any any

and and talk to their doctors about whether they need any any supplemental screening all

about whether they need any any supplemental screening all right keep those screening is

supplemental screening all right keep those screening is so important and very most

right keep those screening is so important and very most important which Shannon, the

so important and very most important which Shannon, the best absolutely its this

important which Shannon, the best absolutely its this battle very publicly on.

best absolutely its this battle very publicly on. So if you missed any of this

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