Breast cancer blogs

The Accidental AmazonKathi Kolb was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Her blog has developed in several directions. One of them is to inform readers about informed consent and our right to it. Another is to talk about research – the good, the bad, the hyped – and to help get beyond the headlines. She has been NED for over 10 years, and still finds herself struggling with depression and life after breast cancer.

Dr Susan Love Research Foundation BlogThe Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation hosts a blog filled with insightful posts about breast cancer. They also post about noteworthy research and upcoming fundraisers.

A Fresh ChapterTerri is from Vancouver, BC. In 2009, a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 30 changed everything for her. Terri Wingham, founder of the Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation, struggled with a lack of support when she walked out the hospital on her final day of treatment. She decided to volunteer for six weeks in Africa that she found a sense of purpose and optimism in her life again. A Fresh Chapter is now an organization which gives the opportunity to explore life beyond cancer and discover a new perspective and purpose.

afrochemoCoral is a British woman and mother of a beautiful boy. Ten months after giving birth to her son, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment while trying her hardest to find a decent afro wig.

after five years – the emotional life of breast cancer and life’s other travails. This blogger was diagnosed with aggressive type of breast cancer in December 2005. She is a psychologist who specializes in grief and trauma. She was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of losses and traumatic experiences both small and large that there were within cancer to grieve as a patient.

Amanda’s JourneyAmanda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2011. 3 years and 9 months after her original diagnosis with a recurrence. She is writing how she faced breast cancer head on TWICE and kicked it to the curb, one step at a time!

Angela the Pink Tiger (Breast Cancer Survivor)Angela is 40-something years young. She became a mother in 2006 just 10 days after she became a cancer survivor. This blog chronicles her journey through and beyond breast cancer.

Anna Craig – My Journey with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Anna Craig is 37 years old architect, mother of two small children and lives in Etobicoke, ON. She found a lump in her breast couple days after her daughter was born and she found out she has metastatic breast cancer. She also started another blog,”Building an Incurable Cancer Club” that is about advocacy and creating change in discussion and services about and for young adults with advanced, metastatic and incurable cancer.

anotheronewiththecancer – Yes I am the Cancer Curmudgeon. In August 2010, her nearly 50-year-old aunt was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. During her annual gynecological exam later that month, she demanded her first mammogram, even though at 38 she was below the “recommended age”. Her results were negative. A few weeks later, she noticed her left nipple turning inside out. In October 2010, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, E/P negative, but HER2 positive.

Audrey Birt’s blog – Audrey is the director for Director for Scotland of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She is also a wife, a mother and many other things too. She recently has been diagnosed for the second time in her life with early breast cancer-the first time was almost 17 years ago.

Awesome Cancer Survivor – Alicia Staley’s journey as 23+ year cancer survivor. Alicia Staley is the Chief Patient Officer of Akari Health, a healthcare consulting group based in Boston, MA. She has had Hodgkin’s disease once, Breast Cancer twice. She was a 20year old college sophomore, fighting her way through Hodgkin’s cancer for the 1st time. At the age of 33, she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. In November 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.

The Battle We Didn’t Choose – Angelo Merendino honors his late wife Jennifer, who passed at the age of 40 from metastatic breast cancer in 2011. His blog, The Battle We Didn’t Choose, is filled with his beautiful photographs of Jennifer. Angelo has started, “The Love You Share”, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to women in need while they are receiving treatment for breast cancer.

BC Becky

Becky grew up in northern British Columbia, and is a PhD Candidate studying education at the University of Ottawa… She lives in Santa Clara California – She is now trying to figure out how to survive, one day at a time. She has titled this blog BC Becky, standing for “Breast Cancer Becky”.

Beth’s blog

Beth Morton from Winnipeg, Canada was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Feb 2009, and off work while she went through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). She was 43 at time of diagnoses, married and has two sons. She runs outdoors year round and has done 3 half marathons (one in the snow).

THE BIG C and me – Healing and dealing with life after a breast cancer diagnosis

This blog is Renn’s way of dealing with the ups and downs of breast cancer and reconstruction. She was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in December 2010 and had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in February 2011.

Boobie and the Beast

Nicole is 29-year-old from Barrie, ON, Canada. Nicole was 27 when she found out she was BRCA positive, and 28 when she found a lump in her breast. Nicole has undergone a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation since April 2014. But In January 2015, she got the new diagnosis, Stage 4 breast cancer. Her cancer had metastasized to the bone and spread to her liver and lungs.

The Breast Blog In The World

Hester Tingey started this breast cancer blog at the time of her diagnosis in March 2012, to record the interesting or funny things that happened during her treatment, and to try to make sense of all the things she was learning so much about. The blog earned recognition from Healthline in the US as one of the top 23 Breast Blogs of 2012 and 2013.

Brandy’s Cancer Bash – my journey as a shitdisturber with cancer.

Brandy Lien Worrall is 31 years old and has two children who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July, 2007. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to university in Boston, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. She’s currently writing a memoir about her journey with cancer.

Breast Cancer? But Doctor….I hate pink!

”Blogging my life with breast cancer, from suspicion to diagnosis to treatment. Now livin’ the Stage IV Lifestyle! Terminal Cancer can be funny. Just not for very long.”

Breast Cancer Chronicles – Musings about the absurdity of cancer

Felicia is a publicist, writer, editor, adjunct journalism instructor and Karate-ka who started down the martial path at age 37 – just three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada Blog

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a registered, national, not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding Canadian breast cancer research. They felt it was time to create an alternative method to communicate with their visitors – a blog. It is their intent that Pink Link will allow them to tell the breast cancer story from the inside. Not as person dealing with the disease but rather as an organization created to fund breast cancer research in Canada.

Breast Free Blog

When Barbara needed a bilateral mastectomy in 2006, she realized that she didn’t want reconstruction, but she couldn’t find information or support for women who felt as she did. In 2007, she founded, a non-profit website that presents non-reconstruction as a positive alternative to reconstruction.

Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer

Liz is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2015, at the age of 40. She had a local recurrence in May 2018 and has just finished treatment.

Breastless In The City – A Young Woman’s Story About Love, Loss, And Breast Cancer

Cathy was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2001 at age 31. She has now been in remission for nine years. She was widowed at a very young age. She was 25 when her high school sweetheart husband was killed. After writing her memoir Breastless in the City, she started a blog to share what life was like after cancer. Blogging opened up a whole new world for her to help inspire others as well as encourage survivors to be their own advocate.

Beth L. Gainer – Calling the Shots

Beth L. Gainer is a professional writer and has published numerous academic and magazine articles, as well as an essay on her breast cancer experience in the anthology Voices of Breast Cancer. She says on her blog, “For years, I’ve aired my dirty breast cancer laundry with the world. I’ve chosen this path – to publicly document my authentic narrative and points of view on this blog.”

Cancer Bitch

Sandi Wisenberg was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2007. Sandi reports on her breast cancer, beginning with semi-diagnosis and continuing beyond chemo. She wrote a book, “The Adventures of Cancer Bitch” that is based on this blog. She has started new blog, “S.L. Wisenberg“.

Cancer in my Thirties

At 33 the writer of this blog was told that the lumps in her breast were probably nothing. Shortly after her 34th birthday – and now with no health insurance – She discovered that Cancer didn’t care how old she was. On her twin kindergartners’ birthdays, the diagnosis of Her2 positive Stage 3C breast cancer her foundation and changed her world in an instant.

Caroline’s Breast Cancer Blog

”I started this blog so I could keep friends and family up on my dealings with breast cancer but now it has evolved into my take on the medical world as well as my medical ups and downs.”

Catherine writes BUMPYBOOBS

Catherine is a writer who lives in Ottawa, ON. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days after her one year wedding anniversary at age of 28. After three years NED, cancer reappeared and pushed her to Stage 4.

CHEMOBRAIN…..In The Fog – How chemotherapy saved my body and rearranged my brain

AnneMarie Ciccarella was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer in July 2006. This blog was launched in July 2011, and educates readers about the side effects chemotherapy can have on brain function.

Chrissy’s Alliance (Facebook)

Chrissy is 8 years old who was diagnosed with very rare form of breast cancer only seen 1 in 1,000,000 called secretory breast carcinoma in November 2015. Her family created a Facebook page, “Chrissy’s Alliance” to document her illness, and now her recovery.

Chronicles of a Lumpy Person

Suzi is an Australian wife, mother and teacher, survived breast cancer and sarcoma and she has Cowdens syndrome. This is a rare genetic condition which effects 1 in 200 000. Her life is a challenge and writing this blog has helped her cope by sharing her story.


Jennifer is a 36 years old mom of 3, wife to Jeremy. She was diagnosed with a rare and rather serious type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer in February 2008. She was declared NED (no evidence of disease) in October 2008.

Cyndi’s A Day In A Life With Life

Cyndi received the news that she has Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the breast. This blog that shares that there is life after a diagnosis of breast cancer and the up and downs that it can bring.

Dancing with Cancer: Living with METS, The New Normal

Jill lives in Seattle, WA, who got breast cancer in 1999 at age 39 and it came back in 2002 and has Metastasized to her bones, liver and brain. Her blog has been nominated in Healthline’s 2014 Best Health Blog Contest.

A Dancer Living with Cancer

Dorrie Milan is now battling breast cancer for the 2nd time. This blog began as a story of survivorship and observances beyond cancer. She has however, found herself on the battlegrounds again, as in March, 2012. Her intention with this blog is to share her journey. Cancer is a tough teacher, but she intends on learning the lessons that it teaches.

Darn Good Lemonade

Mandi was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2010, the day before her 31st birthday. She found out that she had stage llB breast cancer. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in October 2014 with mets to the spine, lymph nodes in her chest and lungs. She recorded her experiences to hopefully help others through their breast cancer treatment.

DCIS 411

Donna was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in October 2009. She wrote, “The purpose of this site is to provide up-to-date research, personal stories and valuable resource that offer support, treatment options and peace of mind for women diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ). DCIS is considered “stage zero” breast cancer. It is a highly confused diagnosis. Although it is NOT invasive cancer and most low grade DCIS will never progress, “standard of care” treatments are alarmingly aggressive an invasive”. This site and blogs are helpful for who got the confusing diagnosis “DCIS”.


Diane is a fulltime freelance writer specializing in health, humor, lifestyle and singles issue. In February 2011, she was diagnosed with breast cancer (invasive lobular – four tumors, two in each breast) and underwent a double mastectomy two months later.

Dream Creator

This started out as a personal blog about the blogger’s desire to move to Mexico. However, four entries in, she found a lump, and now she blogs about being a 30-year-old mother of two with breast cancer.

Entering a World of Pink – a male breast cancer blog

Oliver is cancer researcher and survivor, born in Germany, educated in England and now in the US for more than 20 years. When he thinks back over the last few weeks, he feels slightly foolish for ignoring the lump for so long. “Let’s just be honest – it is not the kind of cancer men have.” Also, his wife is a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed at pretty much the same age on the same side. “So again, what are the odds?”

Facing Cancer Together

Facing Cancer Together is a safe place to let it all out – ask a question and join the conversation. “The Blogs” section features blogs of all types – survivor stories, living with cancer and treatment options, to name a few. There are several blogs written by women who have or have had breast cancer.

Feisty Blue Gecko – a tail of the unexpected

Philippa is a Scottish woman, living and working in Asia (as a humanitarian and development professional). Since 2000, she has lived and worked in Nepal, Mongolia, India, Sri Lanka and is currently living in Myanmar. She had just taken up a new post in Myanmar when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer late in 2009. This blog aims to describe her experience of a very common diagnosis in a very unusual setting, providing a unique perspective on a subject of importance and interest to women.

Fighting Genghis

Rosie was a wife, a mother of two and a lawyer from northwest London. She was diagnosed in June 2014 with breast cancer. In December 2014, just as she finished her course of chemotherapy, she found a new lump. She fought to stay alive as long as possible to spend time with her husband and kids, and passed away in June 2015. Her husband has been periodically posting to her blog since then, providing updates on his life as a single father.

4 Times and Counting – Confessions Of A Four-Time Breast Cancer Survivor

The title of the blog refers to Sharon having breast cancer on 4 different occasions. Sharon has been a criminal lawyer for 25 years and a breast cancer survivor for 27 years. She is BRCA1 positive and all her cancers have been triple negative. She inherited this from her mother who had 4 different kinds of cancer – breast, ovarian, and 2 separate types of colon cancer in a 12 year period. She is a single mom to 2 young teens who live in Surrey, BC.

Glitter Every Day

Nanette was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010, single mom of 2, she is realtor. She is blogging about her cancer trip on Glitter Every Day and about cooking vegan.

Sara Kramer is a vegan cookbook author from Victoria, BC. In March 2013, Sara told in her popular blog “” that she was diagnosed Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma. She is blogging about this because she wants people to get serious about breast health.

Hope Is a Good Breakfast

Tara Anne Shuman is a health care attorney who aspires to teach literature and writing to high-school students. When she was 32 years old and newly diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in August 2012, Tara learned the significance of hope.

Jen Hanks’ Story

She has raced as a professional mountain biker since 2006. On January 25, 2011, at the age of 35, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer (Grade 3, ER/PR+, Her2-). Prior to cancer, her proudest cycling achievements are finishing 7th at the TransAlp Challenge in 2007, Utah State Champion-Pro 2007, Breck Epic 3rd overall 2009, and 2nd overall Lumberjack 100 in 2010. In 2012, after 4 surgeries and 4 months of chemo, she returned to mountain bike racing determined to compete at an elite level. In 2013 after a strong start to the race season, the unthinkable happened. She was diagnosed with an axillary recurrence which means 3 lymph nodes in my arm pit were found to have cancer. After more surgery, chemo, radiation, and an oophorectomy, She is officially in remission and am chasing dreams for comeback #2!

Joan Lunden – Creating a healthy lifestyle for a better tomorrow

Joan Lunden is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. She was diagnosed with breast cancer June 2014. Her website contains lots of information about health and her blog.

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Marie is social media consultant, digital media strategist, writer, keynote speaker. She never planned on becoming a breast cancer survivor because, like most people, she never planned on having cancer. She was 34 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Just Another IBC Story – *Inflammatory Breast Cancer*

Lyn was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in April 2009. Her children were ages 3 and 2. She started this blog for her own benefit to help her externalize what was happening to her.

Kate Has Cancer

Kate was diagnosed with Stage lV Breast Cancer in October 2011. She was 45 years old, with a loving husband and sweet eight year old daughter. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a large city with an excellent cancer centre at the local hospital.

KillerK – A Breast Cancer Bitch

Katherine lives in Manchester, UK from Scotland. She was first diagnosed with primary breast cancer in June 2012, and had a recurrence in October 2013. In May 2014, she was diagnosed with metastatic (secondary or Stage lV) disease.

Laura Louise and her naughty disease

In November 2012 Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age 22. She was determined to make something good out of a bad situation. She writes this blog and raise awareness of breast cancer in younger women.

Lemon drop pie – Motherhood after breast cancer

Ginny has two beautiful children and a loving husband, teaches preschool, lead Vacation Bible School at her church and 18 years breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 27.

Let Life Happen

Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her two time Breast Cancer journey, patient advocacy mission and Domestic Abuse experience to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide. Her high quality, high content and high energy writings are delivered in a down to earth and humble style that everyone remembers.

The Life I Didn’t Expect

Judit was initially diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer when she was 26 years old. When she was 30 years old, she started to learn to embrace the beauty of life with metastatic breast cancer. She is a registered nurse and lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Life With Breast Cancer – everyday HEALTH

Kathy-Ellen is a Registered Nurse living in Michigan. In 2003, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She was cancer free from April 2004 until December of 2013 when it was discovered that the breast cancer had metastasized to her lung.

Lovely, With a Side of Terrible

Jennifer Acee is a working mother of two who was recently diagnosed with two (terrible disease. She shares her story, freelance articles, and sporadic musings on this (lovely) life.


Magalie shares her story by drawing it in cartoon form. (bilingual, French and English)

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) brings everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer. When diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24, Bret promised his surgeon that no man would ever feel alone when hearing the words, “You have breast cancer.” Cheri founded MBCC along with male breast cancer survivor Bret of Kansas City in 2013. MBCC shares stories from male breast cancer survivors all over the world.

Mary Beth Volpini

Mary Beth Volpini is a 47 years old mother of 2 children adopted at birth. She was diagnosed in April 2006 with stage IIB invasive ductal breast cancer. She has been a commercial interior designer for 25 years.

My Breast Choice

In July 2013, Aniela lost her mother to ovarian cancer, a year and a half later she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age of 31. She was just three days short from her appointment to schedule a preventative double mastectomy. Because of the BRCA 1 mutation, she was aware of her risk and getting checked every six months. The My Breast Choice is Aniela’s lifestyle and You Tube series that explores the impact Breast Cancer, a double mastectomy, and chemo and have on a woman’s body & soul and, while using humor & honesty to go beyond just surviving.

My Fabulous Boobies

Nicole McLean, writes online as Nic Nac Paddywack. A survivor of stage 3a breast cancer that she was diagnosed under 40. Blogging about her experiences in being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer began as a way to keep her family and friends updated on her progress. It quickly became the cathartic lifeline she needed to process her feelings about this traumatic experience.

My Journey Past Breast Cancer and into Cardiomyopathy

Debbie Emery was diagnosed Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma in January 2011. This is her journey and her journal. It is her way of dealing, coping, sharing. This is all out war ~ war against breast cancer. And in June 2013 they are back in the revolving door of doctors, this time for her heart.

My Little Bs Have the Big C

Carrie is a wife, mother, actress, arts educator, and young woman living with breast cancer. She has a strong family history of breast cancer, and she was diagnosed in July 2014.

My Route 53

This blog is about his adventures as well as thoughts on other parts of life. Right after he started this blog, his wife is diagnosed with ductal carcinoma Breast Cancer in July 2008.


Nalie is from Montreal, Canada with a degree in Communication & Cultural Studies. She was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer in July 2013 at only 24 years old. Writing became her therapy, and as her stories began to inspire people around the world, it turned into her passion.

Nancy’s Point – A blog about breast cancer and loss

Nancy Stordahl is an educator, author, blogger and free-lance writer. In 2008 her mother died from metastatic breast cancer and in April 2010 she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer herself.

One Day At A Time

Jill from Sidney, British Columbia is happily married for 50 years to a wonderful caring and loving man. She loves photography, travelling, hiking and just being outside with nature. She is a breast cancer survivor making the most of her life and enjoying each and every day.

Painting 2 Cancers

Ria Vanden Eynde is an Artist who was diagnosed with thyroid and breast cancer about nine months apart. She carries scars from a thyroidectomy, a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. Painting works as a language for her and this blog as an illustrated journal.

Pass Me Another Cupcake – fighting cancer and eating cupcakes

Steph Gilman started this blog as a way to keep her friends and family up to date, after being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer at 28 years old in September 2012. She has since completed her breast cancer treatment and become pregnant!

The Perks of Having Cancer! – Follow Florence’s Challenge to Find 100 Perks of Having Cancer

Florence is a single mom of three beautiful and great children. Her youngest son, Ben was diagnosed with autism when Ben was 3 years old. Florence was 44 years old, and her Ben was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and told that her odds of surviving for 5 years were just over 50%.


She set up this blog to cover all aspects of parenting and motherhood. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2010, it also served the remarkably cathartic function of tracking her “journey”.

Pink Stinks

Johanna was diagnosed with Stage 3 triple negative breast cancer in March 2016. She underwent surgery, chemo, and radiation, and was NED until April 2018 when she was diagnosed with a recurrence. As of early 2019, she is cancer-free.

Positive Results Blog

A blog by the authors of Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You’re at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer. At the age of 42, Joi Morris learned that she has a genetic mutation on a gene known as BRCA2. Another author is Dr. Godrdon who is a physician specializing in medical genetics.

Robyn Michele Levy

Robyn is a Canadian visual artist, writer, radio broadcaster, performer, mother, breast cancer survivor. She also has Parkinson’s disease. Her first book, “Most Of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown”, was shortlisted for the 2012 Leacock Medal for Humour and the 2012 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She lives with her family in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sara’s Fight Back

Sara was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2009. She wrote about beginning of the cancer diagnosis, treatment physical and emotional journey in her old blog, “CANCER AIN’T GONNA BEAT ME”. She said, “I am beginning to see CANCER as a thing of the past… I just want to move away from cancer now. Life is for living and I don’t want to be defined or pinned down by my past.” Now, she writes her new chapter of life.

Shannon’s Story – Victory Over Cancer Twice No Chemo

Shannon Knights’ first battle with stage 3 breast cancer was in 2006. Second battle was in July 2010, she was diagnosed with recurrence of stage 4 breast cancer with metastasis to all lobes of lungs, bones and lymph nodes. She felt that it made perfect sense to actually try and heal her body instead of using the recommended toxic chemo drugs.

Shannon’s Tool Box

Shannon Simpson born and raised in Surrey, British Columbia. She is currently a stay at home mom and student at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. As a survivor of childhood abuse, breast cancer, mother of twins, mother of a son with autism, she has been on an indescribable emotional life journey. The purpose for her blog is to share all the resources that she has found most helpful, and help people find tools to feel more in control of their life. “Hope”.

Shittytittiebangbang – My absurd journey beyond breast cancer at 37 years young

Lisey is an Australian, former teacher and lecturer, mother of two young beautiful children and married to a great man. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2013 when she was 37 years old. She started this blog as a form of therapy, stumbling her way through this breast cancer experience.

Silverlupus: life thru cancer and other hiccups

Julie Michaud is a young adult who lives Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and she has a young son and a great husband. This blog for her thoughts and experiences.

The Sonia Show

Sonia Mansfield was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. In December 2014, she has been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2.

Stickit2stage4’s blog – Learning to live with Stage 4 breast cancer

Susan started blogging as a way to get her thoughts out of her head and to make sense of this crazy terminal illness. She had dense breast tissue. She believes she had her first ‘baseline’ mammogram in her late 20’s (felt another lump). Unfortunately, dense tissue makes having mammogram frustrating because the tissue shows up as white on a mammogram. As does Cancer. Because of this she always has an ultrasound as well. After only 4 mammograms – all of them clear, she ended up with a diagnosis of Stage 4 Breast Cancer in 2013 at age of 43.

Stupid dumb breast cancer

Ann Marie is fierce and unconventional initiative to promote awareness, early detection, and advocacy, with a special focus on how the disease impacts younger people. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2012.

SUE – a breast cancer survivor

Sue is a clinical nurse breast cancer educator. In 2001, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age of 53.

Tammy Carmona – Living Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Tammy was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 39 in Feb 2013. Though doctors told her she wouldn’t make it to 40, she’s beaten those odds and continues to fight.

Team S

Renee is a Stage lV breast cancer thriver, mother, wife and artist, learning to enjoy and appreciate life despite having a terminal disease. She was diagnosed with Stage 1, triple negative breast cancer in September 2008, and Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer that had moved to her lungs, bones and lymph nodes in March 2011.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer, “I Won’t Back Down!”

Melissa was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in August 2009 at the age of 41. She created this blog in 2010 to bring awareness to her type of breast cancer. Her site provides information and inspirational stories in reference to the disease of TNBC.

Under the Oaks

Tina was diagnosed with stage 3B colorectal cancer in February 2009 at the age of 44. She had surgery, radiation and chemo. She finished chemo in January 2010. In April 2010, at the age of 45, she found out she has 2b HER2+ breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and is now a cancer survivor.

Unrelenting Hope

Rebekah is a mother who was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2015, when she was 31. She had a recurrence less than 6 months later, and her cancer had progressed to her lungs and bones — making it Stage IV. She has been documenting her thoughts on living with cancer for over 4 years, until she decided to start this blog. Her goals with this blog are to educate others on the realities of living with metastatic breast cancer, bring awareness to underfunded metastatic research, and show that it is possible to live a full life in spite of a cancer diagnosis.