Community Stories

These are stories from the breast cancer community. Video and blogs detail day-to-day experiences, tips and words of inspiration for others living with metastatic breast cancer (mBC).

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Living with MBC

Love While Living with MBC

By Beth F.

I never dreamed that at 40 I would be twice divorced. To be honest, after my metastatic breast cancer (mBC) diagnosis, I never imagined I would be alive at 40. As it tends to do, breast cancer snuck up on me and family. It brought a lot of changes, both

Living with MBC

Trust

By Ann Marie O.

Truth. It's kind of difficult to know how honest we should be with our kids. We want to be able to talk to our kids about anything from sex, to mental health, and what trouble you got into as a child. It can be really hard to have that conversation with

Medical Care

Becoming My Own Best Healthcare Advocate

By Carla H.

I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (mBC), stage IV de novo, in May of 2014 at age 37, three years before the recommended age to start receiving annual mammograms. After hearing my primary doctor say, “Oh you’re only 37 you don’t need a

Advocacy

Holley Kitchen

By Renee S

“Your life is made up of 2 dates and a dash – make the most of your dash,” Holley said once in a speech she gave. Holley 100% made the most of her…

Living with MBC

Do Tattoos Cause Cancer? – The Making of the Stupid Stuff People Say to People Living with MBC

By Beth Fairchild

It’s understandable. You want to say something comforting and hopeful to someone you know living with cancer. But, the truth is, you don’t really know what to say. So...