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Katherine Russell Rich, Who Wrote of Battle With Cancer, Dies at 56

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.

Patient discusses clinical trial for advanced breast cancer

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.

When the cancer came back I felt I had let my family down

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.


Maggie Daley inspired countless breast cancer patients

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.

‘Medical miracle’: Maggie Daley lived long time for breast cancer patient

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.”

Seeing the Metastatic Side of Breast Cancer

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.

Lewiston woman who fought for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day dies

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.

Katherine’s story: Living with metastatic breast cancer

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.

Breast Cancer's Super Survivors

October 13, 2011

By Lu Ann Cahn, NBC Philadelphia

It's estimated that 150,000 Americans have metastatic, or advanced stage breast cancer. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn, who is also a breast cancer survivor, spoke to some brave women who are battling this advanced stage of the disease.

Patients share "Perspectives on Pink" on breast cancer awareness

October 10, 2011

By Anne Marie Tiernon, WTHR (Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS - The nation is blanketed in pink for breast cancer awareness, but by now, some patients are reporting "pink fatigue."

October kicked off with a splash of pink in the downtown canal. Even the mighty NFL joined in, with the Colts playing Sunday with pink accents.

For women with breast cancer, the perspective on pink is as unique as the patient.

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