Please remember Oct. 13 throughout year. Those of us who suffer with Stage IV breast cancer want others to become aware of our disease. In so doing, we may not have to wait another 40 years before finding a cure.
As more Americans survive cancer, and live longer, organizations -- and individuals -- are grappling with how to help them transition out of the "patient" stage and into a new life as a survivor who feels good, looks good, and has hope for her future.
Women need to take a more proactive approach to their health. It sounds so simple, but it's something a lot of women don't do. Maybe you don't have the time, you're not sure what to do, or you're uncomfortable talking about it. But we need to make our health a priority.
Those families that have to stand by and watch a loved one be consumed by this horrible disease, or the side-effects of the treatments, are survivors. It's not just the person who gets breast cancer that's affected.