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It’s a Marathon

It’s a Marathon

Stage 4 cancer. Hope lives, even as we run the marathon.  While metastatic breast cancer can and does kill quickly, for many of us this disease is a marathon. When I was first diagnosed over six years ago with a particularly aggressive type of the disease, I had some...
KILLER

KILLER

This post was inspired by the passing of Kate’s friend Rachel, who was taken by IBC at age 45, leaving behind her husband and young children. Everybody knows that when diagnosed with cancer, you have a serious illness. Everybody knows that cancer treatments are...
The Choice

The Choice

I may be a slow learner. It occurred to me yesterday that in spite of the popular rhetoric about battling cancer, being a warrior and fighting the good fight, I am not fighting against a foe. Rather, I am fighting for the ability to live my life the way I choose. At...
An open letter to Joan Lunden

An open letter to Joan Lunden

This is an open letter from one of our friends, living with IBC. She also guest blogs for the IBC Network. Also on a side note, about 40% of women diagnosed with IBC are also triple negative. It is time to talk.   Dear Ms. Lunden, [fusion_builder_container...

It’s A Cancer Thing!

Holiday gatherings can sometimes be difficult when you are ill, but not looking ill, it can be really confusing to family and friends. It’s a Cancer thing!  In a support group that I moderate, many of the ladies found Christmas gatherings difficult, so I shared...
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