The PINK White Elephant

According to Wikipedia, “the term “white elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift which cannot be easily disposed of, supposedly after the King of Siam gifted rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals’ upkeep costs.” The term is also fitting for a recent campaign . . . → Read More: The PINK White Elephant

Portraits of Inspiration

The METAvivor ~ Merendino Gallery Exhibition – A photographic exhibit of women with metastatic breast cancer, also featuring the photographs of Breast Cancer Consortium member Angelo Merendino.

Angelo began documenting his wife Jen’s illness photographically shortly after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008. It was just five months after they had gotten married that Angelo . . . → Read More: Portraits of Inspiration

Metavivor Awards Grant to Investigate New Drug for Brain Mets

“Metavivor Awards Grant to Investigate New Drug for Brain Mets.” By METAvivor Blog

METAvivor is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equity in research for metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer as well as awareness and patient support for metastatic breast cancer patients. All donations to the organization support this goal. This year, METAvivor . . . → Read More: Metavivor Awards Grant to Investigate New Drug for Brain Mets

Living With Stage IV Breast Cancer

“Living With Stage IV Breast Cancer.” By Algerina Perna, The Darkroom, a photography and video blog of The Baltimore Sun

In September 2012, I photographed a group of women diagnosed with terminal stage IV breast cancer: Kay Campbell, Gretchen Carlquist, Dian “CJ” Corneliussen-James, Cecilia “Cece” Curry , and Sally Ring. As I photographed these women, . . . → Read More: Living With Stage IV Breast Cancer

Terminal Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Hope for Cure; THey Seek to Manage Their Condition

“Terminal Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Hope for Cure; They Seek to Manage Their Condition.” By Erin Cox, Baltimore Sun

“With primary breast cancer, you get sick, you deal with it, you move on,” said Kay Campbell, 64, the group’s vice president. “With metastatic breast cancer, you get it, you’ve got it. You die.”

What . . . → Read More: Terminal Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Hope for Cure; They Seek to Manage Their Condition