"I wake up everyday and say to myself if I feel good enough to go out and do something I do it because tomorrow I may not be able to."
I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 18 months ago, at 49 years old. As my oncologist said, I did everything right but I still ended up with stage 4 breast cancer out of the gate. Fortunately, targeted therapy is working for me and enables me to live a somewhat normal life.
Funding needs to go to research. We need research that develops targeted therapies for all the different types of breast cancer out there and enables MBC patients to live longer.
There are so many of us working so hard to be “thrivers”. We have had a crash course in living in the present. Time is our most special gift. I wake up everyday and say to myself if I feel good enough to go out and do something I do it because tomorrow I may not be able to.
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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.