"Time is relevant […] enjoy the moments, relish the happy and stay faithful and strong in the hard ones.”
I was diagnosed in April 2018 at the age of 32. I fully believe a positive outlook and strive to survive are crucial to fight this.
I have not allowed my diagnosis to slow me down, but instead have paused in the moments that deserve it and raise my bar a bit every day. I am more grateful and present in my life and find joy so much more easily.
Time is relevant is what I have seen. Enjoy the moments, relish the happy and stay faithful and strong in the hard ones. We as a metastatic community need better statistics for survival and more breakthroughs for long-term treatment with quality of life.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
“Mr. Marcus, you have kidney, lung, and brain cancer. Stage 4. We are going to monitor you for the next 24 hours but there is not much we can do for you here. You need to go home and start making arrangements. At most, you have two years to live.”
I had a red circle on the right side of my breast, and I had lost twenty pounds despite the fact that I was not on a diet. When I went to the doctor their tests couldn’t find anything wrong, so I told them to check out this red spot.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). He had a total left nephrectomy on our 35th wedding Anniversary on Sept. 10, 2012. At that time there was no treatment that was available.