“Metastatic cancer doesn’t have to be seen as a death sentence. But we need funding, more awareness, and patients' voices to be heard!”
In 2005 I was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at the age of 27. I underwent surgery, three rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. In 2007, I developed mets in my kidney, brain and left breast. I was told then to get my affairs in order and enjoy my life.
I became a naturopathic doctor, educated myself on how to best live a full life with metastatic breast cancer, and here I am ready to celebrate my 42nd birthday.
I’ve endured over 150 rounds of chemotherapy and still counting, advocate daily for the implementation of a naturopathic plan encompassed with allopathic medicine for cancer protocols, and truly believe in the power of positive thinking.
Metastatic cancer doesn’t have to be seen as a death sentence. But we need funding, more awareness, and patients' voices to be heard!
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
- 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.