Kudos to patient advocate Laurie Kingston and our friends at the Canadian Breast Cancer Network!
We want to salute Laurie Kinsgston, a Canadian metastatic breast cancer patient advocate and author, for her work with the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. On May 1, 2014, Laurie and representatives from the Canadian Breast Cancer Network joined Liberal MP Hedy Fry to call attention to her private members’ bill to designate October 13th as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day.
Laurie, who lives in Ottawa, learned was first diagnosed in breast cancer in 2006, when she was 38 years old, with two little kids. Three months after she completed treatment, she learned the cancer had spread to her liver. Treatment went well–seven months later, her scans revealed no evidence of disease. But in November 2012, she was diagnosed with brain mets.
“After conventional and cyber knife surgeries, I was once again able to embrace the words ‘no evidence of disease,'” she writes. “I will be in treatment for…
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