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IBC And Brain Metastases

IBC And Brain Metastases

IBC metastasizes to the brain in about 19% of IBC patients within the first 2 years after diagnosis. Unfortunately the incidence of these metastases is increasing despite more effective systemic therapies that have controlled a subset of other organ metastases for...
CODA for OCTOBER (Pinktober)

CODA for OCTOBER (Pinktober)

One day I woke up sick and found out I would never get better. It seemed surreal to be told I was dying when I felt so very alive. I needed to “fight” but no one could tell me what that would mean beyond initial treatments. Very active and in generally good health, I...
JoAnn’s Story

JoAnn’s Story

Age at diagnosis 33 Year diagnosed 2011 Brief Story I was diagnosed at 29 weeks gestation. Being ER+, PR+, and HER2-, it was in my best interest to start chemotherapy immediately. I had a cesarean section shortly following the first round of chemo; delivered a healthy...
Amanda’s Story

Amanda’s Story

Age at diagnosis 27 Year diagnosed 2006 Brief Story Approximately 10 years years ago I was diagnosed with ER/PR negative HER2 positive inflammatory breast cancer. I endured neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (Taxotere), Herceptin infusions for one year, a mastectomy,...
Evelyn’s Story

Evelyn’s Story

Age of diagnosis 54 Year diagnosed 1999 Brief story I was ER Positive and with surgery found to have nine (9) of twelve (12) lymph nodes fully engaged with the spread of cancer, staging me at 3b. Treatment included chemotherapy for six months, followed by five days of...
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