Health Central and journalist Sunny Sea Gold recently asked some MBC patients what they would like their loved ones and newly diagnosed patients to know about the disease. Here is the respondents--who have been living with MBC—for three, six, even 23 years—had to say.
After Laura's most recent gamma knife treatment to treat the breast cancer that spread to her brain, she drew a self-portrait of herself in "the cage" aka the head frame used to ensure a patient remains in the exact same position for the procedure. Her drawing was so powerful it prompted us to invite her to share her story--and like Laura, this story is multi-faceted. Brain mets is part of it but there is so much more.