"I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, [in the] left breast, sternum, [and] lymph in 2013, at age 50. I received surgery, chemo, [and] radiation. [I've had] PET scans and the usual diagnostics, since my initial diagnosis. A few months ago, I began having increased sternal pain. My oncologist stated nothing showed up on [the] PET scan. Repeat PET scan showed [a] large mass to [the] sternum. MRI revealed further mets to spine [and] brain. We are now treating the symptoms of this dreaded disease. However, I am very fortunate. I have faith in God, a wonderful husband, and excellent physicians. So many people do not have the support that I have received. This can really make a difference."
-- recky1, diagnosed metastatic in 2013