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Targeted Therapies Bring Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

October 6, 2008

By Susan Kreimer, Nurse Zone

Even with metastatic breast cancer, a glimmer of hope can prevail. Just ask Ellen Moskowitz, president of the volunteer Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, which has 820 female members nationwide.

The Truth Behind the Pink Ribbon

September 22, 2008

By Ellen Moskowitz, Health News Digest

Living longer with metastatic breast cancer presents new challenges to the breast cancer community, a huge community with power and influence -- all focused on prevention, early detection and the cure -- and they all wear pretty pink ribbons.

Overcoming Isolation & Exposing Misconceptions

September 20, 2008

By Lilla Romeo, speech at the Bridging Gaps & Expanding Outreach Meeting, NYC

If I asked each one of you to hold up a glass of water, I don’t think you would have any problem.  But if I asked you to hold it up for an hour without putting it down, you might find that more difficult.  What about for a day, a week or a month?  It would seem not only painful but nearly impossible.  

Now think how a person with metastatic breast cancer feels, living with a RELENTLESS disease that offers NO RESPITE.

In the Closet

September 2, 2008

By Amy Sacks, MAMM

Many women with metastatic breast cancer make the agonizing decision to hide their diagnosis. This double life adds more stress and uncertainty to their already difficult days.

Trials and Tribulations

July 2, 2008

By Amy Sacks, MAMM

Patients with metastatic disease are often rejected from clinical trials of new drugs that might bring them hope. Many say changes have to be made.

Dancing in Limbo

July 2, 2008

By Kathy Latour, CureToday.com

More women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer with a better quality of life because of new treatment options, better control of side effects, and more support services.

Learning How to Live With Hope

May 2, 2008

By Amy Sacks, MAMM

Women with metastatic breast cancer want more treatment options and greater awareness of their disease. A recent medical conference helped give them both.

Research into breast cancer cure may help extend lives, too

October 12, 2007

By Amy Sacks, NY Daily News

In my desperate quest for information, I was lucky to meet Nina Schulman, a New Yorker and tireless advocate who has been living with metastatic breast cancer for nearly eight years.

The Emmy award-winning documentary film editor is a co-founder of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (www.mbcnetwork.org ), a new national advocacy group formed by, and for, individuals living with metastatic breast cancer.

 

Awareness month validates will to survive

September 25, 2007

By Ruth Gesmer Silverman, Chicago Daily Herald

As part of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, New York resident Nina Schulman, a founding member of the new Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, decided to ask her city's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, to designate Oct. 13 to recognize the growing numbers of women who consider their conditions to be chronic and treatable.

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