Metastatic Breast Cancer, It's Not Pink
Breast cancer is not the good cancer, it kills.
And all this pink isn't helping.
That's what I want to talk about...
I was diagnosed with breast cancer when 29 and pregnant. After my son was born, I found out the cancer was metastatic, having had spread to my brain, liver and bones.
I’ve been in treatment since diagnosis in 2013 and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
I created this page to tell my story and share my thoughts on healthcare, medical research and patient advocacy.
As an educated metastatic breast cancer survivor and advocate, I'm committed to contributing with patients, researchers, clinicians, drugmakers, and other stakeholders to improve the lives of women and men affected by the disease.
BREAST CANCER KILLS 113
AMERICANS A DAY
die of metastatic breast cancer every year in the US
1 in 8
will develop breast cancer over her lifetime
with early stage breast cancer will eventually become metastatic
Breast cancer deaths are all due to metastatic breast cancer. When the cancer is only in the breast, it doesn’t kill. It’s the metastasis to vital organs that does. However, only about 2-5 percent of research funding goes towards metastatic breast cancer.