Barbara Bigelow is a member of the METAvivor Board of Directors and a metastatic breast cancer patient advocate. She's taking over the METAvivor blog and wants to hear from you. Share your ideas or short content for the chance to be featured as a METAvivor guest blogger.
METAvivor Research and Support announces six additional new grant awards for metastatic breast cancer research totaling $1,200,000. 2019 was a banner year for METAvivor and is a result of increasing awareness of metastatic breast cancer These 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.
Kaitlyn Hanna is our guest blogger. Kaitlyn is 28 years old and has had many setbacks, including the rare metastasis in the cerebral spinal fluid. Kaitlyn asked to share her story so others may know that metastasis can be very tricky and rare events can happen.
METAvivor Research and Support announces 32 new grant awards for metastatic breast cancer research totaling $5,000,000. This banner year for grant awards is a result of increasing awareness of metastatic breast cancer and the lack of funding for research targeted specifically for metastatic breast cancer. The grants hold promise for future treatments and therapies that will have a significant and positive impact for metastatic breast cancer.
This blog post was written to honor the end of my dear friend's journey, from the perspective of a loved one who traveled alongside her. I hope that this glimpse into our final days together can provide others in a similar situation, and their loved ones, with a sense of the beauty and dignity that can be present, even in the midst of the struggle. Wherever possible, I have tried to empower her voice and use the terms that she used to describe her journey, though I recognize that the inclusion of some terms and details may be triggering for others. Accordingly, please take good care of yourself and exercise caution when deciding whether to read it. Metavivor was an organization that was very important to my friend, and so it was important to me to tell her story here. – Amanda