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.
20% TO 30% OF PEOPLE INITIALLY DIAGNOSED WITH EARLY STAGE DISEASE WILL DEVELOP METASTATIC BREAST CANCER