"We need education, we need research. We need a cure."
When I was diagnosed, I was never told what metastatic cancer meant. I had to do my own research. (I changed doctors.) Only 2-5% of ALL money raised goes to MBC research. We need education, we need research. We need a cure.
I was diagnosed in October 2011. Originally at Stage 3, I found out later I was misdiagnosed. I was Stage IV denovo. I have gone through 4 years of non-stop chemo. Which put me in hospice for 18 months. In January of 2018, I went back into treatment. Just competed my third round of radiation. The cancer is in my bones. As of now, I have no organ involvement. Everyday is a gift. Never take life for granted.
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I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in September of 2017. I had a lumpectomy, 4 rounds chemo, and 21 sessions of radiation which I finished in March of 2018. In May of 2018 a lymph node was swelling and by June a spot on my skin had started growing.
Savanah was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage lV, at the early age of 24 years old. Since her diagnosis, Savanah has done a genetic test that test many genetic mutations and all have come back negative, which have left her team of doctors very concerned.
I had a ruptured Appendix and laid in bed on a cruise ship in pain for 5 nights. I got off the ship and went into the ER and was diagnosed with an Appendicitis. I had surgery and was ready to go home when the surgeon told me the thing they thought was an abscess was a Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma.
My father's journey with prostate cancer started 15 years ago when he was diagnosed at age 54. Since that time, he was also diagnosed with colon cancer and 15 years later, has metastatic prostate cancer to the bones, lungs, liver, and now the bile duct.