BCAM: October 24th

Medication--those of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), we take a LOT of medication, every day. Sometimes, we have no choice as to the modality or location the medication is taken. Some examples of the modality are: 1) pill; 2) injection; or 3) infusion. Some examples of location are: 1) home; 2) doctor's office; 3) … Continue reading BCAM: October 24th

BCAM: October 23rd

Advocacy. What is advocacy? Adiba demonstrates one element of advocacy, testifying before elected officials here ... Does this seem daunting? Not everyone will testify before Congress in Washington, D.C., although I have to say I that's one of my goals! Each and every person can advocate in their own ways; the quiet, unacknowledged, and ongoing … Continue reading BCAM: October 23rd

BCAM: October 22nd

Did you know that Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients need to wait five (5) months after a terminal diagnosis to be eligible to receive social security? And then another twenty-four (24) months after eligibility for social security to receive Medicare? Here's how Adiba highlights the issue ... In 2019, for the annual Metavivor Stampede, I … Continue reading BCAM: October 22nd

BCAM: October 21st

Identity. It is made up of many different components and is often different for different people. For those of us who went to school for years and years to attain a certain degree or status or position, that effort and attaining that goal becomes a part of our identity. Here's how Adiba view her loss … Continue reading BCAM: October 21st

BCAM: October 6th

I am asked regularly -- "when will you be done with treatment" or "How are you recovering" or something similar. In my view, the fact that I'm asked these questions comes from two places: 1) people don't know what to say/ask, so they say/ask something that comes to mind; and 2) there is a fundamental … Continue reading BCAM: October 6th

BCAM; October 2nd

In the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Community, we gain and lose men and women every day. We know that approximately 116 men and women die in the US every day from MBC, but we don't know how many are diagnosed since the SEER database doesn't count us correctly. I'll share more about this later in … Continue reading BCAM; October 2nd

STOP The Sexualization of Breast Cancer

Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I put together a team each year to raise funds and walk in fundraisers for breast cancer. Our team was called "The Legal Eagles for Healthy Hooters." We thought ourselves quite clever. The walks were extremely meaningful to me in light of the fact that my mother and … Continue reading STOP The Sexualization of Breast Cancer