Author | Beth Fand Incollingo


People Who Have Cancer Can Leave Behind a Couple Kinds of Legacies

October 21, 2020

“The future is not yours,” says Pam Haldeman, who has metastatic breast cancer. “A way to get back a little bit of control is to be your own advocate and get aggressive in researching and going to every conference or retreat available.”

‘Don’t Sugarcoat Things’ When Someone You Know is Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 21, 2020

“Most kinds of breast cancer are potentially curable, but metastatic breast cancer is not,” says Kathleen Friel, lab director at the Burke Neurological Institute of Weill Cornell Medicine. “People assume, ‘Oh, you must be fine because you look fine.’ It puts a lot of expectations on us that, if somehow we’re strong enough, then we’ll beat this disease.”

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