I had always heard that breast cancer is the good kind of cancer to have. Being diagnosed with the “good kind of cancer” at age 38 only to find out it’s treatable but not curable was devastating, to say the least. I had absolutely no clue what was coming.
This morning I saw a post on Instagram about a dying cancer patient lamenting and ruminating about the what ifs…”what if I would have eaten better or differently? or slept differently/better?”…..in other words, feeling guilty, thanks to all the advice people have thrown at her since she was diagnosed with cancer.
Breast cancer has been a part of my life since I was 25 years old. At the time, I was an otherwise healthy and vibrant young woman. I was active in my dance and circus communities, on fire with passion and devotion to my crafts. I had just been accepted into the Peace Corps, a dream of mine for a very long time. The future I had crafted looked bright and promising; I had put so much work into what I loved, and it was paying off!
METAvivor Research and Support announces six additional new grant awards for metastatic breast cancer research totaling $750,000. METAvivor was one of only a couple of organizations who held a full research cycle for metastatic breast cancer in 2020. As a result of strong support from generous donors and sponsors for metastatic breast cancer research, METAvivor was able to award additional grants. The grants hold promise for future treatments and therapies that will one day, change metastatic breast cancer from a terminal disease to one that is chronic yet manageable.
METAvivor Research and Support announces 23 new grant awards for metastatic breast cancer research totaling $3,650,000. Metavivor is one of the few organizations that continued a research award program during this year of the Covid-19 pandemic. The grants hold promise for future treatments and therapies that will have a significant and positive impact for those living with metastatic breast cancer.