Spotlight: METAvivor

METAvivor stops by Denton, TX to visit BCC founder Gayle Sulik during its Sea to Sea for MBC tour, 2015.

METAvivor is a volunteer-led organization run almost exclusively by those living with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, or MBC. METAvivor calculated that MBC research receives less than 5 percent of all money raised . . . → Read More: Spotlight: METAvivor

Sea to Sea for MBC: Getting to Know the REAL CJ

By Beth Fairchild

www.metavivor.org

The METAvivor non-profit was established in 2009 by a small group pro-active metastatic breast cancer patients who felt that the lack of research and support dedicated to their disease and to those suffering from it was just plain wrong. This year, the group planned Sea to Sea for MBC, . . . → Read More: Sea to Sea for MBC: Getting to Know the REAL CJ

Sea to Sea for MBC: Gas Monkey Garage & Welcome to Oz!

By Beth Fairchild

The METAvivor non-profit was established in 2009 by a small group pro-active metastatic breast cancer patients who felt that the lack of research and support dedicated to their disease and to those suffering from it was just plain wrong. This year, the group planned Sea to Sea for MBC, a trip across . . . → Read More: Sea to Sea for MBC: Gas Monkey Garage & Welcome to Oz!

In Memoriam – March 6, 2015

We are sad to share that our friend Lisa Bonchek Adams died of metastatic breast cancer on March 6th. Much love and strength to Lisa’s family, friends, and to all of us who listened to Lisa’s sound and pointed perspectives on breast cancer.

From Lisa’s Blog,

The thousands upon thousands who knew and . . . → Read More: Lisa Bonchek Adams, In Memoriam – March 6, 2015

The Unbearable Weight of the Pink Ribbon

LA Times, Laurie Becklund covered the war in El Salvador, writing stories that would change Americans’ perception of the war. (Elizabeth Rose Becklund Weinstein)

Former writer for the L.A. Times Laurie Becklund, age 66, died on February 8th from metastatic breast cancer. Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer to different parts of . . . → Read More: The Unbearable Weight of the Pink Ribbon

Treat me like a statistic and save my life

Laurie Becklund: Treat me like a statistic and save my life (16:09)

Former writer for the L.A. Times Laurie Becklund, Senior Fellow, USC Annenberg, presents at Stanford Medicine X at Stanford University on Sunday, September 7, 2014. She died at age 66 from metastatic breast cancer (the spread of cancer to different parts of . . . → Read More: Treat me like a statistic and save my life

Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” By Anne Loeser, NPR.

The public has often been misled by pink ribbon messages that exaggerate prevention and cures for breast cancer.

The lump first surfaced in my breast in 1989, when I was 36 years old. My mammogram was completely normal. But four years later . . . → Read More: Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Report from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance

It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of those diagnosed with “early-stage” breast cancer later develop a metastatic form of the disease, metastatic breast cancer (MBC). It is unclear which breast cancer patients will have metastatic recurrences, but metastasis is the major cause of treatment failure and the duration of survival after a metastatic . . . → Read More: Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with stage 4

“Living with stage 4,” By Diane Mapes, Hutch News, Oct. 24, 2014.

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.

An estimated 155,000-plus women (and men) in the U.S. currently live with “mets,” stage 4 . . . → Read More: Living with stage 4

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