Stage IV breast cancer = permanent cancer patient

Stage IV breast cancer = permanent cancer patient


The first time around there was an ending.
There was two years of chemo, you’re done, that’s it. And so, I had no
understanding of what stage four breast cancer meant and what it would be like to
be essentially a permanent cancer patient and the never ending cycle of ups and
downs. When I had leukemia, it was okay, we’ll keep testing your
blood, but you’ll be fine, that kind of thing. So I had no idea about
scans and how there could be progression. In white blood cell
cancer, that’s what it is. There’s no spread to any other body parts.
It’s a contained thing. So, it was sort of a mix of a previous
understanding and no understanding.