"I never knew about metastatic breast cancer disease until my sister was diagnosed with it."
I would like to see more funding and more awareness for metastatic breast cancer.
I never knew about this disease until my sister was diagnosed with it. She is a strong single mother and it hurts me to know that she has to fight for her life on a daily basis. It’s been 3 years since she’s been diagnosed – she is doing really good with her treatments but it’s really scary to know that it could change in the blink of an eye.
We need more research so she can be cured and live a long life. She needs to be here for her children. She deserves to see them grow up and have families of there own. She is stronger than she knows. I am thankful for her.
Thirty percent of women with stage 0, 1, or 2 breast cancer will go on to develop stage 4 metastatic cancer, where it leaves the breast and goes elsewhere: liver, brain, lungs, bone, etc. These women depend on research for longevity of life.
At the end of the day, I’ve had to relinquish my Type A tendencies to control the trajectory of life and take each day much more slowly. To be present now in the lives of my boys. To cherish my husband and family.
Because of my stage IV, metastatic disease I'll be on some type of therapy for the rest of my life. In the meantime, I am going to continue to advocate for more research to find a cure for this dreadful disease.