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“Together we are stronger than the disease!”

— MBC Alliance

“When I was first diagnosed, I felt powerless, burdened and alone. I now know that I am not alone in experiencing the struggles, losses and complex emotions triggered by this disease. As a result of my work with MBCN, I feel stronger, supported and useful. Through advocating for increased awareness of metastatic breast cancer, helping you tell your stories and fighting for treatments to extend our lives, I feel a renewed sense of purpose.” 

Joani Gudeman (1964-2014), MBCN’s Chair of Outreach and Volunteers

We share patient stories to inspire, inform and encourage people living with metastatic breast cancer. Knowing others are dealing with similar issues gives us all perspective. And telling your own story is a great gift–not only to others, but yourself.

Before, During and After: Laura’s MBC Story

After Laura's most recent gamma knife treatment to treat the breast cancer that spread to her brain, she drew a self-portrait of herself in "the cage" aka the head frame used to ensure a patient remains in the exact same position for the procedure. Her drawing was so powerful it prompted us to invite her to share her story--and like Laura, this story is multi-faceted. Brain mets is part of it but there is so much more.