Posts Tagged ‘metastatic cancer’

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s—…

By on April 29th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

This whole breast cancer “thing” is turning into the crazy detour I never meant to take. Like most unexpected veerings, it’s had its moments — and, if I’m honest — both good and bad.

I was diagnosed in 2010 with stage I, ER+ breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy and radiation and I thought that would be the end of it. In the Bay Area, …

Managing the Emotions Around Metastatic Breast Cancer

By on October 29th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Shock, anger, terror, loss of control — these are just some of the feelings that can hit when a person is diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. And most people living with metastasis would agree that there are very few individuals who truly understand the depth of those emotions.

To find out more about ways to navigate the sometimes overwhelming feelings that can come up, I …

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2014

By on October 13th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Today is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, established in 2009 when nine members of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network lobbied Congress to designate October 13 as a day of recognition for people whose breast cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body — stage IV disease. These women and men will undergo various forms of treatment, and regular scans and …

Why Is Talking About Metastatic Breast Cancer on Social Media So Outrageous?

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Many visitors to Breastcancer.org know the writing of Lisa Bonchek Adams. She’s a woman in her 40s who was diagnosed with DCIS in 2006. After a bilateral mastectomy, pathologists found two small invasive breast cancer tumors in the removed tissue, so instead of DCIS, she actually had stage II invasive breast cancer. In December 2008, she had her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed. In October …

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