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Breast cancer reality: Not all happy endings

December 18, 2010

By Deb Tincher

In losing the heroic Elizabeth Edwards, we see the reality of breast cancer. It isn't all pretty pink ribbons and cures. Usually the celebrities who fight breast cancer and win are the public face of this disease. This is a teachable moment about the progress that has not been made in finding a cure.

Elizabeth Edwards inspired her fellow Stage IV sisters

December 13, 2010

By Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, Katherine O'Brien

She inspired her fellow Stage IV sisters.

Despite her illness she maintained an active schedule - a source of hope for those similarly afflicted.We hear often about women, particularly celebrities, who have completed their treatment for an early-stage breast cancer. We rarely hear about women like Edwards whose breast cancer is treatable but ultimately unbeatable.

A hero of hope on cancer

December 11, 2010

By Rev. Pamela J. Breakey

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network grieves with and for the Edwards family and the nation over the death of Elizabeth Edwards.

Elizabeth Edward's Cancer

December 11, 2010

By Ellen Moskowitz

Elizabeth Edwards remains a hero in the metastatic community. She gave a face, her face, to metastatic breast cancer. She let the world know that she was living with a terminal diagnosis.

Recognizing a Day of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

October 13, 2010

By Dr. Elaine Schattner, Huffington Post

Tired of seeing pink? You’re not alone, says Dr. Barron Lerner in a piece on Pink Ribbon Fatigue in the New York Times. While cancer awareness campaigns have heightened awareness about this condition, lessened women’s fear of the disease and helped raise needed funds for research and care, some are finding the whole pink thing a bit too much.

But for more than 160,000 women living in the U.S. with advanced, stage IV breast cancer, the situation is not one they can turn off on their TV sets, or avoid by skipping out from pink-decorated malls: they’re living and coping with the metastatic form of the disease, active treatments, side effects and, still, no known cure. Their outlook is tempered, maybe best portrayed in a spectrum of gray.

House Resolution 787 – Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day October 13

October 2, 2010

By Kathy Coursey-Boes, Coping Magazine

On July 19, 2009, at 6am, I drove with my 12 year old daughter Addie from Oxford, Georgia to Washington, DC, to join our group of breast cancer patients and family members. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network would train us in the legislative and advocacy process. The drive was long and the day was hot, but it was important for me to be in Washington and have my voice heard. It was important for Addie to see me fighting on behalf of my beliefs and the needs of others. I was part of the group representing all of us with stage IV breast cancer and the issues that are unique to us.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network’s 2010 National Conference Set for October 16

September 27, 2010

By Coping Magazine

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) will hold its 2010 National Conference for patients and all those concerned with advanced breast cancer on Saturday, October 16 at the University Place Conference Center, located at 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9:10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. with a reception immediately following. There is no cost to attend and a light breakfast and lunch, as well as free parking for the day, are also included at no cost.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network's 2010 National Conference set for October 16

September 15, 2010

By Health News Digest

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) will hold its 2010 National Conference for patients and all those concerned with advanced breast cancer on Saturday, October 16 at the University Place Conference Center, located at 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9:10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. with a reception immediately following.

Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

January 20, 2010

By Cancer Wise: MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ellen Moskowitz, president of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), highlights the unique challenges of those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network: What We Need Now — Hoping for Change

December 1, 2009

By Shana Aborn, MAMM

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network was founded in 2004 by Nina Schulman and Jane Soyer, two women living with metastatic (stage IV) disease who wanted to help others feel less alone and unheard.

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