Upon developing metastatic breast cancer 22 years after my primary lesion, I began to research how this delayed invasion of my spine could occur. I learned about dormancy and chose to turn my anger and fear into activism. I would like to become a member of the Alliance as I believe in this organization’s mission to advance research to treat metastatic disease and to advance access to optimal care for all who are living with MBC.
As a physician, it’s not surprising that I’m getting more involved in research advocacy at my treatment institution, MSK. I’ve been a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and am the MSKCC Patient Advocate representative to the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium. I am a Team Leader with the National Breast Cancer Coalition which advocates for research and funding with the Department of Defense program. My most fun as an advocate living with MBC is my involvement with the Our MBC Life podcast sponsored by SHARE Cancer Support.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Our MBC Life
Amplifying voices, sharing realities. This is Our MBC Life. A podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of us, the people living with this disease and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better. Brought to you by SHARE Cancer Support where we believe no one should face MBC alone.Link to program