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Living With Incurable Cancer... One Day at a Time

February 23, 2020

By Noreen Fraser

I am a 57-year-old mother of two almost-grown children, and I have been living with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2003. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/02/23/living-incurable-cancer-day-time/#ixzz1EvvcdPQ2

A Pink-Ribbon Race, Years Long

January 18, 2021

By Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times

By the time Suzanne Hebert realized that her doctor was wrong and that the hard lump in her breast wasn’t a normal part of breast-feeding, the tumor was the size of a stopwatch and the cancer had spread to her spine.

Rendall named city's citizen of the year

January 3, 2021

By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix

Former broadcaster and long-time breast cancer research fundraiser Lisa Rendall is the CTV Saskatoon Citizen of the Year for 2010. Rendall, 45, was a well-known radio morning show host on C95 when she was diagnosed in 2000 with metastatic breast cancer.

‘Cure has 
eluded us’

December 16, 2020

By Debbi Tincher

In losing the heroic Elizabeth Edwards, we see the reality of breast cancer. It isn’t all pretty pink ribbons and cures. Usually the celebrities who fight breast cancer and win are the public face of this disease. This is a teachable moment about the progress that has not been made in finding a cure.

When Living Becomes a Full Time Job

December 12, 2020

By Kathy Latour

One of my favorite things about covering advocacy at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is that I get to see old friends. Many of you will remember Brenda Hutchison from 2007's and 2008's profiles. Brenda was diagnosed in 2003 with HER2-positive breast cancer at age 44 and has traveled the difficult path of brain mets, which one-third of HER2 patients experience.

Thriving while surviving

December 11, 2020

By Thriving while surviving

Marilyn Mays was managing her metastasized breast cancer, plucking adventures out of her bucket list.

Elizabeth Edwards Ends Cancer Treatment: What Lies Ahead?

December 7, 2020

By David W. Freeman

Gravely ill, the estranged wife of failed politician John Edwards has reportedly decided to discontinue treatments for the metastatic breast cancer that could take her life within weeks or months.

Lessons From Elizabeth Edwards

December 7, 2020

By Barron H. Lerner MD

The news that Elizabeth Edwards died on Tuesday is extremely sad. Ms. Edwards, 61, a lawyer, mother and author of two autobiographical books and the estranged wife of former Senator John Edwards, had only recently announced that she had stopped treatment for advanced breast cancer.

Nova Scotia woman drives truck to battle cancer

December 7, 2020

By The Canadian Press

Rolling over a Halifax harbour bridge at the wheel of a 13-speed Peterbilt tractor-trailer, Donna Douglas's diagnosis of cancer is set aside amid her raw joy at being a trucker. "I'm living the dream, baby," she exclaims as the diesel motor makes a throaty rumble and engine exhaust valves hiss. "I consider myself lucky to have been afflicted with cancer, because it's made me appreciate my life ... I live with cancer everyday but look at me. I'm working, I'm driving my truck," she said. In 2006, oncologists told the 45-year-old woman that the breast cancer she was diagnosed with in 1999 had spread through her body, and that she had a two-to-three-year life expectancy.

License photo serves as reminder of cancer

December 1, 2020

By ALLISON BOURG, Staff Writer

With a sparkly black scarf tied around her head and her driver's license renewal forms in her hand, Terri Shaffer headed to the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Columbia last month on a mission. The Glen Burnie woman, a three-time cancer survivor, recently had finished six rounds each of chemotherapy and radiation for metastatic breast cancer.


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