Metastatic cancer occurs when cancer cells spread to another part of the body from where it was initially found. According to the National Cancer Institute, for example, breast cancer that has spread to the lung is metastatic breast cancer, not lung cancer. (To learn more about metastatic breast cancer, please visit METAvivor.org as well as the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network.)
Today, I am highlighting one of my favorite bloggers — Kate, a 33-year-old wife and mother living in Norway and dealing daily with the reality of metastatic breast cancer...
...Kate writes a blog entitled The Adventures of OBB. She recently posted some beautiful images of her family in order "to show how life can really be tough sometimes but there are always things that are worth celebrating and enjoying no matter what. Don't forget to enjoy your moments!"
My reply was simple: "Keep celebrating the ordinary moments — as those with cancer know, they are secretly the extraordinary moments." Please show Kate some "Mets Monday" love — though she is not on Twitter, you can leave her a note of support on her blog. Thank you!
SPECIAL NOTE: A former co-worker of mine, L., recently lost her father to cancer. A month later, L. learned that a childhood friend (also a young mom in her 30s) has metastatic breast cancer. This post was inspired by L. and her friend.