The Artemis Project® for the Prevention of Metastasis Project There are different approaches to solving this enormous problem
It's not for lack of effort: hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent and millions more are being spent on metastatic
Are you saving the ta-tas this October? How about second base? Maybe you'll put on an "I love boobies" bracelet or a giant boob costume in support the UK's Coppafeel campaign.
Today, we are missing important data. We don't know how many people are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), how many early stage breast cancer patients have recurrences, and how the incidence and outcome of MBC have changed over time for the common subtypes of breast cancer.
Yes, we should advocate for ourselves and push doctors, naturopaths and other practitioners to help us heal our illnesses
It is my greatest hope that we can place an increased focus on advanced breast cancer and create an increased amount of funding that is dedicated to those who are fighting for their lives on a daily basis with advanced breast cancer.
Robyn's life gyrates between extremes. One day she is in the courtroom relentlessly pressing a client's case, and the next she may be receiving chemotherapy and be so sick in the aftermath that she can barely stand. Robyn has simply outrun challenges that would flatten most normal people.
Don't be afraid to ask your doctor to prescribe something for anxiety. The first few months are really hard. Allow yourself
Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told addresses the many misconceptions of MBC through photography. Five prominent photographers chronicled the lives of five women living with the disease. These five women are phenomenal!
As with everything else, I had to start my research and sure enough, I found a site that has shared the results of a survey
Every October when Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes hold, I see a massive disconnect from what breast cancer can do to a life, and the public campaigns of everything hot pink from scarves to cars, along with the new trend of stringing bras across large expanses.
When President Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiative, it was a new concept to many, but not to those of us involved in metastatic breast cancer research. To us, the call was a signal of a new commitment with the potential to advance the progress that has been made.
We all like winners. We all like happy endings. And pink ribbons have presented breast cancer as a feel-good story. Well, it isn't. And it especially isn't for women with stage IV who resent feeling like unwelcome guests at the pretty pink party.
Rejection and abandonment are two very tough personal crises to walk away from unscathed. First, you've had no closure. No
If you ever meet a woman dealing with metastatic breast cancer, you will know what real courage is.
When I heard that my sister, Tracey's breast cancer had returned to us 10 years later as stage Four Metastatic Cancer and was taking a roller coaster ride through her spinal column, the first thing that I did was stop breathing.
I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For
Still in pain a month later when I saw my doctor, he ordered another X-ray. Still no broken rib, despite my cries of, "I'm
Living with metastatic breast cancer is a daily challenge. Each day you wake up, you don't know what side effects you're going to face. You wonder if you're going to have enough energy to make it out of bed, let alone through the day.
My heart will come back a little stronger every day, but it will never be the same. There will always be the spot that Annie carved out, in my heart, and in my life. But she'll never be truly gone. Someone as special as Annie can never truly be gone for good. I will always have a place for Annie. Until we meet again.