By Judy Ochs
I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1991 at the age of 46. I was terrified, especially of the unknown, but I was determined to beat it, and I did. Eighteen years later, the cancer returned. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in September 2009. I again made the personal choice to educate myself. This has allowed me to make informed choices in my treatment, become an advocate for others, participate in research projects, and serve as a volunteer resource.
On September 30, President Biden released a proclamation, identifying October 2022 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This proclamation was done so in recognition of the many patients and survivors of breast cancer and to honor all those that we have lost from the disease. More resources for patients living with metastatic breast cancer include:
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