iOS app Android app

Stage Iv Breast Cancer

Cancer Does Not Define Me, I Am Redefining Cancer

Sarah Amento | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with IDC Triple Negative Breast Cancer Grade 3, at the age of 36, wife and mother of five beautiful children. I began treatments for this very rare and hard to treat and beat breast cancer through City of Hope. I started a trial in hopes of helping other women who would be diagnosed after me in hoping to play a small role in perhaps saving their life.

I Haven't Got Time for the Pain

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Nancy Davis

Ironically, it has been about two years since one of my many doctors wrote a script for my use of medicinal marijuana, I never asked for one, and never used it.

I Have Stage IV Breast Cancer: Why Go to the Gym?

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I've concluded that I can either sit at home and watch TV feeling sorry for myself or I can get my ass to the gym and feel good about myself.

It's Never Been About Vanity

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Davis

The loss of my beautiful mane validates that I am indeed ill. All these years friends and strangers alike would remark, "Wow, you can't be sick you look so good", and damn it, I did look good!

Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ

Deanna A. Thompson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Deanna A. Thompson

We who care about religious communities must also pay close attention to ways in which online religious ideas and practices--even the virtual presence of the one Christians call Christ--manage to make real bodily difference in the actual world.

The Loneliness of Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I am by nature an optimist. I am strong. I usually keep the sadness of myself to myself. I tell you that I'm not terminal and that I believe a cure will be found in time. I so want that to be true. I have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Facebook May Allow More Of These Photos Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Women

In theory, Facebook has always allowed photos of mastectomy scars -- as long as they didn't involve full breasts, which would violate the site's anti-...

What Greater Gift Than Recognition?

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

I believe we can herald 2012 as one of the greatest exposures for stage IV breast cancer of this century. I wasn't suffocated by the "pink haze" this ...

Lots Of Tears With Less Than A Few Months To Live

Meredith Israel Thomas | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Meredith Israel Thomas

Three weeks ago I was walking in Cape Town, South Africa and three weeks later I was told I will be dead within weeks to a month or so. Life leaves us all with a lot of questions, but I know I don't blame anyone.

Will My Mother's Legacy -- Even Her Cancer -- Be My Own?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Breast cancer enters our bedrooms. It comes with us to fitting rooms. It's with us at weddings when our mothers or sisters are not.

Me and My Shadow: Six Years Later

Nancy Davis | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

It's very difficult to describe a disease and the overall toll it takes as in my case of stage IV breast cancer.

I Remember...

Meredith Israel Thomas | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Meredith Israel Thomas

I remember to live each day to the fullest. I remember I have a baby girl to fight for.

TDM-1 Mania

Nancy Davis | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

It is so very unconscionable to falsely inspire the hopes of average humans like my father, my family, his friends, and my breast cancer community.

The Rise and Fall of The Komen Empire

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Nancy Davis

Is this Komen's fall from grace? Or is this the the beginning of the fall of the Komen Empire?

Andrea Stone

Charlie Morgan Takes Battle With DOMA To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Morgan, the lesbian National Guardsman who is battling Stage IV breast cancer and the Defense of Marriage Act that would deny su...

In Memory of Maggie

Nancy Davis | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Margaret Corbett Daley, a Chicago icon, passed away from Stage 4 breast cancer on Thanksgiving Eve, 2011. Let us now reflect back on the life of this very charismatic woman who paved a huge path for her adopted city Chicago.

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Beverlye Hyman Fead | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Beverlye Hyman Fead

Since I have been allowed this extra time my passion is now helping others who have just been diagnosed with cancer. Nine years later I hope to continue to make a difference. I am so blessed and grateful. I have put my puzzle all together and now I can put it to rest.

Thankful for Another Year

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Thanksgiving, my agenda this year was to be with my "big" family and loved ones -- those who support me and my writings. I was set for a great time, and I blocked my disease from my mind.

40 Years and Still Waiting?

Nancy Davis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

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.

Stage IV Breast Cancer: Fighting To Exist

Nancy Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Cancer is always at my side; it's the shadow behind my back that keeps lurking. It's my opponent.

Farewell Ms. Elizabeth

Nancy Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Many Stage IV's had followed her story from day one of her cancer ordeal and personal setbacks.

Held Hostage by Stage IV Breast Cancer

Nancy Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Davis

About 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, I could not even come out from under the covers. Now I'm thinking, "I'm a hostage" -- my disease has made me a hostage especially this day of all days.

Thanks for November

Nancy Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

No one knows better the relief of November, than 160,000 women and men living with Stage IV Breast Cancer. To date 40,000 will have passed by year end...

Living with Breast Cancer

Beth Feldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Feldman

"I'm grateful to my cancer for leading me down a path that is better than where I was before. I used to say 'I just want my life back' but I don't want the life I had before back, I just want Life."