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I was originally diagnosed in February of 2011 at age 40: stage 3b IDC, bilateral mastectomy. Chemo, radiation, two reconstructions. Ah, it was over. Then, I went for a check up in May and had to go for a biopsy. Yup, stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. My world crumbled.
It has been easy to feel like I am one big burden to society. I will never be “cured” and I will always be in treatment. Treating me is therefore very expensive. But, I am more than a burden; I'm also education.
I was first diagnosed with BC in 2014. I had four rounds of chemo and 17 radiations. My 27/29 remained elevated but was declared no longer needing treatment other than Femara daily. In December 2016, I fell on ice. After uncontrolled pain for a month, I was sent for x-rays and a CT. They found […]
The best way to live with this disease is to try to do the things that you're passionate about while you can, the things that keep that fire inside you lit.
Even with a rigorous schedule of treatments, scans, medications, and various doctors’ appointments, I have been able to maintain my lifestyle as a single, New York City gal...I have been able to find a new kind of normal.
It's About Time we hold Breast Cancer Orgs accountable for putting out false information.
It’s about time that we had serious funding for metastatic breast cancer research, so that patients at all stages, and their families, don’t live in constant fear.
It's about time OUR VOICES ARE HEARD! We need more awareness on funding, research and support.
MBC is difficult to handle. It is not curable, but I know I have a chronic disease that, like any other chronic disease, is a lifetime of strength, attitude and support.