Frieda Wildey
Frieda Wildey

This is for you Mother, and Grandmother Novelle, Aunt Eloise and Cousin Alicia.

Chaun Cook
Chaun Cook

This is for the My Love in this life and the next. "Never a sad day when I can say she'll always be my BAY" Franya Jeter Cook #3434EVA.

Martha Fawcett Vincek
Martha Fawcett Vincek

Please help women and men that have Metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic cancer can strike anyone, anywhere and at any time. Metastatic cancer is a horrendous disease. It attempts to rob people of their hope as they face a greatly diminished life where the drugs available will make you sicker than your disease.

Dian Corneliussen-James

Great seeing so many of my friends signing this petition... Thanks!

Donna Marie Peach
Donna Marie Peach
  • Dian Corneliussen-James

Continuing to monitor and send out announcements 25 at a time :). up to 1,500+ votes today. I think 5,000 will come soon.

Georgette Silver
Georgette Silver

Support this...it could be your mother, wife, sister, friend.

Victoria Ford
Victoria Ford

Brilliant job Theresa Tee Thompson Palomares I will pass it on. To FordCares.Com please take note of this request and include those who are totally effected by breast cancer because we are dying of it.

Victoria Ford
Victoria Ford
  • Victoria Ford

Like so many of those who have signed this petition I was considered to be ‘too young’ to have breast cancer. Whilst it may be true that most people who develop this disease are over 60, because of the number of people diagnosed there are still a LOT of people who have breast cancer who are under the average age. This disease does not discriminate of grounds of age, gender, race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation. It is an equal opportunity killer from that point of view.
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Like so many of those who have signed this petition I was considered to be ‘too young’ to have breast cancer. Whilst it may be true that most people who develop this disease are over 60, because of the number of people diagnosed there are still a LOT of people who have breast cancer who are under the average age. This disease does not discriminate of grounds of age, gender, race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation. It is an equal opportunity killer from that point of view.
My mother had breast cancer when she was about 53, she had a mastectomy, no chemo and no radiotherapy. She died 15 years later of something completely unrelated so it could be said that she was cured. When I was 42 years old I had a hysterectomy and at that time tests showed that I might have cancer, but because the tissue removed was not cancerous the hospital chose to ignore that my mother had breast cancer, and that the marker they had detected was also a marker for breast cancer. Eventually in September 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and the same hospital chose to ignore my comments, in answer to the surgeon’s question, about pain in my hip and shoulder and decided that because my lymph nodes were clear that I was Stage II and had an 80% chance of being alive in 10 years time. So I started adjuvant chemo as part of a trial, but my hip continued to deteriorate. In January 2008 the finally investigated the problem, which by then was so bad I was not allowed to leave the hospital and had a total hip replacement a few days later after further tests. I was told I had Metastatic Breast Cancer, and I had six months to a year to live; then one to two years; then two to three, but nearly five years later I am still here and working to earn a living.
There is a common misconception that there is nothing between having early stage breast cancer, needing End Of Life care and becoming part of the statistics that are quoted to get donations for breast cancer causes. Of the money that is devoted to breast cancer research only about 2% is devoted to metastatic breast cancer. 98% is spent on education about early detection, research and support for those with early stage breast cancer and about 60% of those with ESBC will be alive in 20 YEARS; of the rest about 30% will progress to having MBC and the remainder will die of other causes. For those of us with MBC, only 20% will make it to 5 years, and the chance of our being alive 10 years after diagnosis is 2%. How d’ya like them odds?

Rene' Cindy Rowe
Rene' Cindy Rowe

This one is for you Pam....still missing your smile and your voice

Lisa French Smith
Lisa French Smith

Having metastatic breast cancer, whatever I can contribute to educatie our country is my honor.

Lisa French Smith
Lisa French Smith
  • Lisa French Smith

I hate cancer too....getting to that e-mail soon...thanks Rachel.

Katherine OBrien
Katherine OBrien

Metastatic breast cancer claims 40,000 lives annually in the U.S. As one of 155,000 U.S. people living with MBC, I have a vested interest in educating people about this incurable disease and urging them to support research that helps people with advanced breast cancer live longer. www.mbcn.org

Theresa Palomares
Theresa Palomares

Thank you for your support Steven!

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