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Well October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and tomorrow though is recognized -- -- breast cancer awareness today.
Four win with -- to fantastic the -- to the -- stick that is hard to say I'm breast cancer and their families every day is like hoping for a cure.
-- joining us today to discuss the challenging realities of living with his advanced form of breast cancer is -- -- winters and jewelry artist who has been living with.
-- -- statement -- fantastic for testing that is to have.
Committed metastatic how.
Cancer for nine years first of all congratulations.
I'm living with it for nine years thank you.
And you now we can explain more about what it is.
It is a it is cancer that has metastasized but it which means it is just growing and growing growing and we never hear about the -- we always hear about the first.
Stage of the early -- my breast cancer.
Yes I think that a Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been really successful in non.
Making people aware of the importance of early diagnosis because that's.
The best way to stop breast cancer in its tracks by simply -- getting it out of the body before it has a chance to spread.
On metastatic cancer is cancer which has spread to other parts of the body on in the case of breast cancer can be the bones brain.
Lungs or liver and alone.
And and right now.
Once that happens.
Metastatic breast cancer patient remains in treatment for the rest of their life.
Com right now there's no cure but there are a lot of drugs and -- procedures that are starting to be developed.
And you control the cancer and would -- it's a broad.
Under control how to change your life.
Oh you know if you know cancer patients you'll often hear them say.
They've never been happier and I wouldn't say it's in a strange way.
And that's true for me also it helps to really focus on what's important in life and on your friends your family.
And in my case my art.
And the little things are you wearing some of -- are -- let's hear it because I'm Lori.
And beautiful I've -- been noticing that I just you gorgeous and I think it's night in my case my art.
For -- has been critical in on sustaining me drew this whole procedure because I didn't want to be perceived as.
A patient and so what has something that was very rewarding.
To focus on.
And to feel that I was an artist rather than a patient -- for me that's been extremely helpful.
Little things that that you think of when you hear of accounts of attached to -- is that it's.
The very fast pace.
Now to the end it but it's not the case -- lived -- for this for nine years.
Well actually I was diagnosed with cancer nine years ago.
On it wasn't confirmed to being in the house decides to -- -- until six years ago -- -- in my husband was just telling me com.
-- the way in today that.
Formerly they said once you had metastatic breast cancer you had.
A year and a half to three years.
And -- but that is changing and I think that's one of the reasons why.
All of the people behind them the young faces of metastatic breast cancer wanted.
To put more on emphasis.
On metastatic breast cancers that they're starting to -- it to develop things that really.
Can control the growth of the cancer and keep it under control and fine living testimony to that.
-- -- anything any type of cancer develop into metastatic to implement.
Other than breast cancer you know I'm not a scientist so I can't really speak to this but.
-- that every kind of cancer.
-- developed into a message metastatic form him.
-- and let's say goes to my liver.
They it wouldn't be liver cancer they -- apology on the cells.
And -- they can distinguish.
What kind of cancer it is so a cancer in your liver once they do the pathology.
On can be breast cancer and I think that's where the new technology.
And cures are coming from because of the genome project they're able to develop drugs like percent and and other therapies coming down the line.
They can really target specific.
Kind of cancer and structure affect cancer -- on it is I eat a home I was a beneficiary of receptive which is one of the first.
On monoclonal antibodies.
And it's done.
-- It it -- is only.
To the cancer cells -- you don't have they had.
Dramatic side effects that you get with what people considered to be chemotherapy.
And what was question about advice for women who main suspect they have cancer weren't they wanted to check out where they go how to -- information.
I think it.
But the quick answer to that is the American Cancer Society but Obama.
For metastatic breast cancer on I think it's important for them to to go to the faces of not a static.
Breast cancer website.
Bomb which is WWW.
Faces -- and BS dot com.
Com where they can get more information about people living with metastatic breast cancer and had.
And to view that video for tomorrow actually is its premiere.
Okay -- it's their faces of NBC.
Bright that Hillary thank you so okay at least lenders think he's very much and you have obviously a well let's say for your doing what I do yeah at least at least when they're unduly artists because it's beautiful what's your -- -- -- thank you so much for talking about this.
This this this disease and my favorite -- coming on and galvanized a lot of problems and women won't happen hopefully some lives will be.
Change because about thank you thank you so much.
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