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I'm kind of a different metastatic case. I've been off chemo for over a year! I had breast cancer, then they found breast cancer cells in my liver. I went back on chemo for 18 months. I took a break to feel better, and my oncologist has kept me off of chemo. 

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I am 39 years old (soon to 40 on October 18) and a mother of three. I found the lump myself on February 22, 2018. I went to see my gyne and she ordered a mammogram and ultrasound. I had a biopsy on March 13 and was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on March 20.

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Still working 40 hours a week, and keeping a positive attitude. I have been on Ibranace and letrolzole since May of last year, and so far, I am NED according to my last PET scan.

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I was 29 when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Six months later I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I underwent a lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation. 13 years later I tested positive for BRCA1.

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At the age of 45, I was diagnosed with stage 1A breast cancer. I went through five weeks of radiation, and was taking Tamoxifen. I was supposed to be at a very low risk [of reoccurrence].

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MetathriverGary RickeOhio

I'm a 56-year-old mother of three and a grandmother of five. I was diagnosed July 2017 with breast cancer. The following month, I went to stage 4 metastatic breast cancer after a CAT scan revealed it had gone to my lung.

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I was diagnosed in 2015 with stage 2 BC. I had a left mastectomy in Nov of 2015 and did 6 rounds of chemotherapy. I was diagnosed the 2nd time in oct of 2017 with stage 4 BC. I have Mets to my lymph nodes, bones, spine and liver.

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I went in for my very first mammogram in July after turning 40 this past January. From there, I was told I had to have more pics and an US done, and, from there, I was sent to have a biopsy, which ended up being taken out of three areas and not just one as I had been told at first.

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I was diagnosed metastatic at initial diagnosis. Never saw it coming. Had just had a mammogram 2 months before that never revealed the cancer. Since being diagnosed and starting treatment, which was a clinical trial that has since been approved by the FDA, I live in the moment.

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Quite by surprise, I found out I had Stage 4 Metastatic Ovarian Cancer. After 9 hours of surgery, I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. A young Oncologist came to tell me I was going to die within a month. He would listen to me tell him I wasn’t going to die, so I found the baddest Woman Oncologist “Dr. Bigman”, who said she would help me live, that was just about 20 years ago.

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Metastatic cancer has been the worst thing that has ever happened in my life, but at the same time, I can tell you, as weird as this sounds, I'm thankful for it. I live life much more intentionally now. I notice sunrises and sunsets. I ask people how THEY are. I look people in the eye. I always say thank you and mean it. I'm more passionate about women's health and funding for that. 

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I was diagnosed with metastatic endometrial cancer in September 2018. It has only been found in my right abdominal wall at the port sight of the DaVinci robotic assisted surgery for my endometrial cancer in June 2017.

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MetathriverGary RickeIllinois

I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer Invasive and DCIS. Rocked my world.. I had two young daughters seven and nine years old and husband who's lives were forever changed.

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MetathriverGary RickeUtah

I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma Stage 3 Breast Cancer at the age of 33. I did not listen to the breast surgeon who told me I needed a mastectomy,chemo,and radiation because I was scared of chemo.

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MetathriverGary RickeFlorida