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Jennifer's Story: Defying the Statistics
Age at diagnosis: 41
Current Age: 48
Subtype: ER/PR+; HER2+
I would love to do whatever I can to help further the awareness and support of Metastatic. Breast Cancer.
I was diagnosed in February 2008 originally at Stage 2b and then in April 2008 with mets following a pet scan prior to starting chemo. I had four lesions on… » Read More
Vera's Story: Learning to Fight
Canyon Country, CA
Subtype: ER/PR+; HER2-
Age at diagnosis: 44
Age at metastatic recurrence: 53
Age now: 56
Metastatic breast cancer has brought me into some precious relationships. I am humbled by the opportunity to meet tremendous and valiant women (and men) who are living fully despite metastatic breast cancer.
I was an educator for almost 30 years, but I was forced to retire in January 2014 to better focus on improving my health. It's been a journey of twists and turns, but I am so thankful to be here and to be… » Read More
Sarah: N.E.D. after 4 years
I was 28 years old, only a few years out of college. I had a beautiful son and a great career. Without warning, I noticed a ping pong sized lump in my left breast. I waited a week before I went to the doctor, thinking I had just banged into something and that it would heal on its own.
When I did go to the doctor, she said I was much too young for breast cancer and that it was most likely a cyst, but she sent me to the breast clinic to be examined anyway. After many biopsies, mammograms, and a breast MRI, I was told that I had breast cancer. At the time the breast cancer… » Read More
Lynn: Faith and Meaning
In June of 1994, I was on top of the world. We just moved into our dream house in May. I was so excited that I danced on our kitchen island. The day after we returned from an incentive trip that I won at Verizon, I went into the hospital for a biopsy. The news was bad. Stage 2 breast cancer, and a very aggressive cancer at that. I was devastated. I thought I was too young to have cancer plus I had no family history of breast cancer.
I had a lumpectomy and axillary node dissection. Treatment consisted of 9 months of chemotherapy and radiation… » Read More
Robyn: Hope in Medicine, Trust in the Lord
I was 50 years old when I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (mbc). When I was first diagnosed, I did not have the normal reaction to the news. I decided to face this challenge as I had many other difficult challenges in the past-- head on. I refused to let my emotions dictate to me and I accepted the fact that there is no cure. My family, friends and adult sons took the news harder than I had. I have a wonderful oncologist, who also happened to be both my grandfather’s and father’s doctor in the past. I have had the loving support of my family and… » Read More
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