I live in the Chicago area. I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2009, with a small volume of bone mets, when I was 43.

About a year ago, my cancer spread to my liver. I am now on my 5th line of treatment. My mom also died of metastatic breast cancer–she had inflammatory breast cancer (no lump, sudden onset) and died at age 53 in 1983. Stage IV breast cancer is chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal. It’s about time we change that!