Still NED

Still NED, Still Grateful & Still Pissed Off

Last week I had my checkup with my oncologist. Sometimes I’m not even sure why I keep having these appointments because as I’ve mentioned before, we pretty much have the same discussions now at each one. This is a good thing. A really good thing. I am not complaining. I don’t want to have a lot to talk about with him anymore.  (more…)

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My friend, Jody, writing & advocating, as usual.

Remembering My Friend, Jody Schoger

Jody Schoger died on May 18, 2016 from metastatic breast cancer. She was 61. Though I never met her in person, she was my friend nonetheless. Jody’s breast cancer metastasized after a 15-year remission following her initial diagnosis. Yes, 15 years. Jody became one of the approximately 110 who die from metastatic breast cancer every single day in the US alone. But Jody was more than a number. Every person who dies from this wretched disease is more than a number, so much more. (more…)

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It's About Time Campaign

#ItsAboutTimeMBC – Raise Your Voice!

Have you heard about the relatively new It’s About Time initiative which was started last fall to raise awareness about metastatic breast cancer? Recently the campaign launched an additional effort focused on advocating for more research specific to metastatic breast cancer. There will be a congressional caucus in mid-May focused on women’s issues. The It’s About Time campaign plans to use this as an opportunity to educate a targeted list of congressional members about this critical need for more research. (Yes!) (more…)

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Think Before You Pink via BCAction

Komen Race for the Cure® – Can We Really Keep Calling This a Race for the Cure?

May has evolved into Breast Cancer Awareness Month part 2. May ushers in the season of races. Other bloggers have written about this, as have I. In fact, I first wrote about my discomfort with too much racing, not enough curing five years ago. Yikes. Five years later and we are still talking about the same things – the vast amounts of dollars being raked in from all these races and the dismal amount of money (considering the huge budgets) being earmarked for research to find that elusive cure. (more…)

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