"Our communities and resource offerings need to be inclusive."
It’s About Time we include people with metastatic cancer in our support networks for everyday living. People with metastatic breast cancer are living. We can’t write them off. We need to make sure they have the complete support resources they need for living everyday to the fullest, for the good days and the bad days.
Just because someone doesn’t have the energy to participate in things all the time doesn’t mean we ignore their needs. Social and emotional support, family support, occupational and financial support, physical activity and exercise support, and symptom support. Our communities and resource offerings need to be inclusive, and include resources for people of all ages living with metastatic disease.
We provide a free FIERCE: Functional & Fit, Independent, Energized, Restored, Confident & Empowered (R) class for physical activity in Fort Collins, Colorado, a group that welcomes people with metastatic cancer to enjoy movement and go at their own pace with social support.
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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.