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I came across a blog that explained the origins of the term Previvor.  I do not know if it is the only origin of the term but it is an interesting little tidbit.  The second paragraph in the definition as it is written describes Diane’s condition.  The definition is below.

Previvor n. person who does not have cancer but possesses a genetic predisposition to develop the disease; a presurvivor

A person who does not have cancer, but has precancerous cells or a genetic mutation known to increase the risk of developing it: a pre-survivor. With the rise in genetic testing and groups like FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) that encourage women to find out whether they’re likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer, some Previvors are taking such drastic measures as getting preemptive mastectomies or hysterectomies.

The link to the blog where I found the above is:  Think Outside The Box.

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I finally added tags to all the posts to aid others with similar concerns to find this blog.  I wanted to make sure the following additional factors from the pathology report were available to searchers.  To read more about the additional factors listed in the pathology report click on the link below.

The Diagnosis.

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The Diagnosis page is complete as of now.  I may add some additional info or comments as needed.  It is fairly accurate, I did a lot of research on the findings of the pathology report from the first occurrence and the report for the second occurrence.  The findings from the second occurrence do not only mirror the first, they build upon the first.  There definitely is more to be concerned about in the second pathology report.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

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