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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.
I would like to see more education regarding the difference between funding for MBC and non-metastatic breast cancer.
I watched my maternal grandmother fight cancer for 20 years as she raised me. I figured that at some point I, too, would end up fighting that fight, but I never realized how soon it would be or that I would be fighting metastatic cancer.
Research is what may possibly save me from dying of this disease, not awareness.
The most important thing I've learned from this experience with cancer is that it has brought my awareness of my own mortality to the front. I've learned to live in the here-and-now.
It's about time for all to realize that approximately 20-30% of all breast cancer cases will...
Its about time we find a cure so that we can save our future family members.