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Beyond the Breast: How Some Patients Combat Brain Metastases

Two women living with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the brain describe the tools that are helping to keep them alive.

Flori Hendron was taking a shower when she felt a tiny lump near her armpit. She was 38 with no family history of breast cancer, so she figured the growth would be benign. To be safe, she scheduled a doctor’s appointment.

Nunny Reece, who also is living with stage 4 breast cancer, agrees that patients must advocate for themselves and pay attention to their bodies. She first found a lump in her breast in 2015 at age 37, but her doctor told her that she simply had dense breasts and shouldn’t worry.