A Wake Up Call for Young People With Metastatic Breast Cancer…And All of Us

Cancer at any age and any stage is a terrible thing. But it is especially cruel when it happens to young people–women like Bridget Spence, who at age 29 should have just been getting started in life. There are too many women like Bridget, too many of my friends.

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By Katherine O”Brien, Secretary and PR Chair, MBCN

Do you remember “Love Story?” Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neal) and Jennifer Cavilleri (Ali McGraw) are the improbable lovers who defy parental disapproval and get married.

The only way to be surrounded by more sap would be to visit Vermont during the peak months of maple syrup production. Remember the hilarious send up on “Carol Burnett”?

Reviewers at Amazon call “Love Story” a cheesy sob story. (“If I ever hear Ali MacGraw say ‘preppie’ again I will probably spontaneously combust,” declares one commenter.)

Sobering Reality of Real Life…

I agree with all of those observations. And, a few years ago, I would also have hooted about a specific plot point—McGraw’s character dies at age 25 after being diagnosed with leukemia. Unfortunately, I have lost many friends to metastatic breast cancer (MBC). I know from painful experience that people do indeed die from breast cancer in…

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One thought on “A Wake Up Call for Young People With Metastatic Breast Cancer…And All of Us

  1. Hi,
    There is so much out there about not using soy protein if you have breast cancer. On PubMed there are over 300 studies suggesting the use of whole food source soy protein is beneficial. Personally I believe that Non-GMO is a much better source and a whole food source for soy protein.
    Here are 2 such studies:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22631686
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23075937

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