I didn’t know much about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) until I started reading Anya Silver‘s poetry and was connected through her to Ginny Mason at the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Besides the fact that Anya’s poetry has touched my life in so many ways, I am grateful for the information and advocacy about IBC and the insidious nature of this type of breast cancer. The narrative of mammograms and lumps and breast exams doesn’t work for this type of breast cancer.
The more we know, the more we can advocate.
Let’s replace the “old” narrative of “saving the ta-tas” and “saving second base” with “knowing your body” and “talking to your doctor about anything new/different.”
False hope is no hope at all.