Dunedin, New Zealand Melissa Bell was diagnosed with ER+, PR+, HER2+ Stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She had a bilateral mastectomy, axillary node clearance and 12 weeks of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation therapy.
Ann M Camden
Raleigh, NC, United States At 38, Ann was diagnosed with DCIS. It was stage III and her medical team treated it aggressively and she got on with her life. Six years later, she was diagnosed with metastatic invasive lobular breast cancer. At the time she had no family history, but since then her mother and sister have been diagnosed and they are all negative for genetic mutations.
Orange, California, United States Thirteen years ago, at the age of 42 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew virtually nothing about breast cancer at that time other than I didn't want it. Sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago; other times it feels like it just happened.
Seattle, WA, United States Terri was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer in 2002. After two lumpectomies, eighteen weeks of chemotherapy, six weeks of daily radiation, followed by five years of tamoxifen she put breast cancer in the rearview mirror.
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Breast cancer arrived to my family when my mother was diagnosed almost 20 years ago. Ten years later I was also diagnosed at 49 years old when my daughter was 10.
Julie German Evert
Nashville, TN, United States Attorney Julie German Evert was diagnosed with ER+, PR+, HER2+, DCIS breast cancer in 2001 at age 38. As a full-time practicing attorney and mother to a young son, Julie was aggressive in advocating for herself while commuting for a year from her home in St. Thomas to the States for treatment including bilateral mastectomies, Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxotere, radiation to the chest wall, a prophylactic oophorectomy and hysterectomy.
Columbia, SC, United States April Finley is a six year Triple Negative / BRCA1+ Breast Cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 35.
Central Point, Oregon, United States Passion, motivation and personal experience of living with metastatic breast cancer for the past 10 years, drives Lesley's desire to partner with communities, researchers and organizations, in aiding the funding of research for a cure, bringing awareness to this overlooked stage of breast cancer and support to those who live daily with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Silver Spring, MD, United States
Abigail M Johnston
Orlando, FL, United States After her de novo Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) diagnosis in 2017 at age 38 while tandem breastfeeding her boys, Abigail has made patient advocacy and supporting others in the MBC Community her focus during the hours that her boys are in school.
Henderson, NV, United States Patti was diagnosed with early stage II (HR+, HER2-) breast cancer in 2008 after a change in her career path from pre-clinical research to clinical cancer research. It was incidental that she was surrounded with cancer experts at work who guided her treatments.
Moyna, West Bengal, India I am the founder president of 'PRAYAS' and worked with a wonderful group of volunteers and part time staff to accomplish the many goals our program had.
Birmingham, MI, United States Sabrina Mayhew is an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Cancer Support Community, a national non-profit cancer support organization. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011 and soon after became actively involved as an advocate.
Glen Allen, VA, United States I am a Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) survivor of 7 years. In 2021, I became a caregiver for my younger brother, who lost his battle with colon cancer in December.
Meredith L. Rothstein
Lewes, DE, United States I was diagnosed at the age of 39 with Hormone Positive Her-2 Negative Stage 2 A Breast Cancer. After a Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction, Chemotherapy and continuing Clinical Trials for a Year, I had an epiphany: I am not the only one who has the feeling/fears-I decided to find my new calling.