"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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“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.