I first got breast cancer in 1999 at age 39. It came back in 2002 and has metastasized (spread) to my bones, liver, brain and skin. My life is about dancing with cancer.
I just started this 'dance'. I finished my first round of chemo in January. I have been waiting to start radiation since then but my reconstructed breast has been VERY slow to heal. I just learned that I have cancer in the new breast and in the mammary lymph nodes. I knew that I would have to be vigilant and work to manage the disease but had not expected it to comeback within 6 months. I like the word 'dancing' because it's just something that I know I will have to deal with for the rest of my life.