Metastatic Cancer Awareness Day: 114 more will die

In the United States, 40,000 adults died last year from a particularly horrible terminal illness. The same critical disease queues up approximately 155,000 into a lemming line and eventually fall inside our graves. Remarkably, exact statistics aren’t available to understand how many people died as a result of metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Many of us […]

A must listen: Breast density and patient advocacy – in conversation with Siobhán Freeney 🎧 – Karin Sieger

In this episode of her podcast ‘Cancer and You’ Karin Sieger speaks with breast density advocate Siobhán Freeney about breast density and patient advocacy. — Read on karinsieger.com/breast-density-patient-advocacy-siobhan-freeney/

And then there’s my cancer…

We never know how high we are Until we are asked to rise And then if we are true to form Our statures touch the skies Emily Dickinson from poem 1176 Happiness: an illusive inner state to those of us with terminal illnesses. Each happy moment rolls into the next, yet we drive through life […]

Diagnosis Fallout: the week after first learning I had stage IV breast cancer

On the eve of Breast Cancer Month, which I shall only acknowledge with true stories of the struggles of stage IV cancer “metavivors” I will kick off with a letter to a team of oncologists at Valley Med in San Jose California nearly five years ago. I reached out to their group out of sheer […]

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