Metastatic People in the News
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April 27, 2012
By Linda Hurtado, ABC Action News, Tampa
TAMPA - Darlene Gant arrived at Moffitt Cancer Center with hope in her heart. The dying cancer patient had a smile on her face because a little bag of hope has finally arrived.
Pertuzumab is an investigational drug -- not yet approved by the FDA -- that has shown promise in treating Darlene's HER2 positive breast cancer.
April 26, 2012
By University of Rochester Medical Center Newsroom
Cancer survivor has raised more than $100,000 to fund care and research at Wilmot
An engaging and energetic cancer survivor, McKenzie was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2007. In a case of the worst possible timing, Megan received her cancer diagnosis the day of her mother’s funeral. Almost unbelievably, her father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer just five days later. In yet another cruel twist, her father lost his battle on Christmas Day 2007 at the age of 86.
April 6, 2012
By NY Times Obituary
Katherine Russell Rich, whose gritty, darkly comic memoir of her protracted battle with breast cancer became a beacon for other patients, died of the disease on Tuesday. She was 56, and against all predictions had lived with cancer for nearly a quarter-century.
February 28, 2012
By SciVee.com MD Anderson
Seven years ago, Suzanne Hebert was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that spread to her liver and bones. After four rounds of chemotherapy and decreasing response rates, she decided it was time for a change. That change came after advice from a friend, who also had advanced breast cancer, and was enrolled on a clinical trial at MD Anderson.
December 1, 2011
By Lynsey Haywood, The Sun (UK)
EVERY ten minutes a woman in the UK gets the devastating news she has breast cancer.
Thanks to advances in medical science, survival rates are improving.
But what happens if it comes back after treatment? Secondary breast cancer spreads from the initial tumour to other organs - usually the bones, lungs, liver or brain.
November 28, 2011
By Lolly Bowean, John Byrne and Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune
As word of Daley's death spread Friday, the sad news was especially gripping for Chicago-area cancer survivors. In Maggie Daley, many saw a woman who fought the battle with dignity and grace, and who never let her illness overtake her radiant spirit.
November 25, 2011
By Kara Spak and Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun Times
Her husband called her a fighter. Her doctor called her a medical miracle. Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after more than tripling the average survival rate for those with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, said she simply was part of a group ready to face what life threw at them. “I have a lot of challenges ahead,” Mrs. Daley said in May, at an event celebrating her husband’s tenure as mayor. “But anybody who has cancer has the same experience. We’re a mighty group. I’m not alone. I’m one of many.”
October 15, 2011
By Dr. Elaine Schattner
Susan Niebur is a 38-year-old mom and astrophysicist who lives near Washington, D.C. In most mornings, lately, she chats with her husband for as he drives to a medical center for her near-daily radiation treatments. She has metastatic breast cancer (MBC) that's spread to her spine and other bones.
October 13, 2011
By Lindsay Tice, Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
LEWISTON — Lorena DuBois, the woman responsible for Maine and Lewiston proclaiming Oct. 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day in 2008, died of the disease over the weekend.
She will be buried today, Oct. 13.
October 13, 2011
By Laura Woodin, AZ Health Connections
As we explained here, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are focusing on people who are living with metastatic breast cancer.
Katherine O’Brien is a business-to-business editor from Chicago and a volunteer with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) who contributed the following blog post about her experience with metastatic breast cancer:
At a 2009 breast cancer seminar, I met two MBCN volunteers: Joani Gudeman and Shirley Mertz. I had never met another person with metastatic breast cancer. Joani and Shirley made me feel less alone. Their activism inspired me.