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Count and be counted.

We MBC patients count a great deal as we pertain to medical research. Welcome the guinea pigs. Long live the lab rats.

The MBC Project – Mbcproject.org – which asks us lifers to contribute our genetic material including a slice of biopsy material. 578 more words


Cancer Active again/ Intellectual Stimulation

My current medicine gave me my body back and gave me 10 fantastic months. Now I can’t say that it is failing me yet, but given a spike in my tumor markers and a steady climb up in those markers since June it seems that the cancer is no longer quiet. 993 more words

Advocacy Stampedes in D.C.

As a metastatic breast cancer patient and advocate, I try to use my voice in many ways to bring awareness to the fact that metastatic disease is woefully underfunded. 706 more words

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My Funny Port-a-cath

Today is my least favorite day of the month. It’s subcutaneous injection day  at the chemo infusion center. If you look at the photos of my face and upper chest, the big bandage is over my “port-a-cath,” which is used for my blood draw,  sometimes. 405 more words

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Inside Out, Outside In

Pain. Pain of the physical and psychological, and social kinds, became a part of my world as my condition started to define my world more and more. 657 more words


A Fall Fix in Jackson Hole

As some of you know I spent a happy 5 days in Jackson Hole with the kids this summer. I texted my friend Susie over a margarita from the deck at Amangani asking if she would want to join me back in JH in October. 689 more words

Charity Review: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

One of the best ways to help in the fight against cancer is by making a donation in support of cancer research. But deciding which organizations will make the most effective use of our contributions requires a little homework. 1,040 more words

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