So why write a blog about Breast Cancer? I know there are several out there- I decided to write about my particular breast cancer due to its very rare and difficult to treat nature in order to help others in my predicament as well as give me some therapeutic release of all that runs through your head when you are going through a battle to live.
August 2nd, 2016 the words we all dread to hear “You have breast cancer”. Hell, lets be honest, its the word CANCER that does it. The first thought? Well fuck. Then followed immediately by what kind of cancer is this? Metaplastic Breast Cancer. So not only do you have breast cancer, you have a cancer that affects less than 1% of the population. Cue “well fuck” again. A common phrase I will utter in the months to come.
“Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a malignancy characterized by the histologic presence of two or more cellular types, commonly a mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. MBC is rare relative to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), representing less than 1% of all breast cancers.”
From that moment on when you are diagnosed with Cancer, that is what your focus becomes. Utterly and heartbreakingly so.