"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.
- 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.