Erin's MBC Story
Without a cure, access to the best care matters even more for metastatic cancer patients like Erin — and sadly, not enough have it. It's about time they did. Sunday is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day — take action to protect access to care for mets patients: https://itsabouttimemets.com/take-action #ItsAboutTimeMetsPosted by It's About Time Mets: Elevating Metastatic Cancer Stories on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Erin was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 33. Four and a half years later, it came back in her lungs.
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- New Hampshire
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 after I had my daughter. My breast wasn’t producing milk even though she was biting it. I asked my doctor about it after I had her in 2006 and my doctor ignored me. I pushed and finally in 2008 I was told I had had METS from the get-go and that is had now spread to my lymph nodes and my liver.
“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.