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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cancer: Awful and Amazing
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Gina Stratton was inspired by her granddad, who had advanced-stage lung cancer. She talks about her dealing with her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40 while having a full-time job.
From a Breast Cancer Nurse to a Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer
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Idalina Colburn, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, recounts her transition from helping people with cancer as an oncology nurse to being a patient herself and learning to appreciate every moment of her life.
The Power of Hope: Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer
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At age 24, Nalie Agustin was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. After about 3 years of remission and gaining a large online following through her inspirational writing, videos, and podcasts, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She explains to doctors that their words are as powerful as the treatments they prescribe.
Do I Have Bone Cancer, Lung Cancer, or Breast Cancer?
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If you have been told you have metastatic breast cancer, make sure you understand what that means. Where did the cancer travel?
Supporting Teenage Children Whose Mothers Have Metastatic Breast Cancer
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Two-time breast cancer survivor and breast cancer expert Lillie Shockney offers insightful advice to mothers with metastatic disease on how not to burden their teens with heavy expectations, and instead allow them to have “teenager time.”
Is It Realistic to Work While Undergoing Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer?
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In today’s world, most women are working outside of the home, employed in some capacity. Whether single, divorced, or married, today’s economy demands individuals to work to be able to pay their monthly living expenses, school expenses for themselves or their children, and other debts that accumulate as we transition from teens to young adults and beyond.
Immunotherapy plus Chemotherapy Extends Survival for Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
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Triple-negative breast cancer has few treatment options. Promising results from recent clinical trials of immunotherapy combined with chemotherapy in patients with metastatic disease may soon change the way this aggressive cancer is treated. Just after this article was written, the FDA approved this combination for patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
Consider Attending a Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
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Breast cancer survivor and national expert Lillie D. Shockney invites patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers to join one of the breast cancer retreats offered by Johns Hopkins University.
Achieving Your Life Goals: Getting Creative with the Future
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Breast cancer survivor and nationally recognized patient advocate Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, provides strategies about setting goals and making plans for the future.

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