In Memorium: Lisa Bonchek Adams

Sharing Marie’s wonderful tribute to Lisa Bonchek Adams. Her poignant Twitter bio summed up metastatic breast disease better than any medical journal could: “Doing as much as I can for as long as I can.” Condolences to her family.

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

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It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Lisa Adams on Friday, 6 March 2015.  While we never want to speak of winning or losing with cancer; the words of her family ring so true.

The thousands upon thousands who knew and loved Lisa Bonchek Adams; whether in person or via Facebook, Twitter, or her website and blog read around the world; whether up close or from afar; will find it hard to believe that her steely will and indomitable spirit were finally overcome by the disease she had lived with for so many years.

Lisa was a strong, fearless, passionate voice online – as Renn observed “she was a beacon of honesty. The transparency in her blogging was unsurpassed”; so it is up to us all to honor her legacy and keep her voice alive. Lisa specifically asked that anyone who wishes to honor her memory do so with a contribution to her fund for…

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Book Giveaway

Today is World Book Day, and to celebrate I’m going to give away two copies of my book From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know About Stage 0 Breast Cancer. Simply reply to this post or comment on the book’s Facebook page and I will select two winners at random and announce them on the FB page tomorrow.

While some treatment recommendations for DCIS have changed since I wrote it (not as much as we would like), the emotional terrain remains the same so I hope it can still be helpful for women dealing with this confusing diagnosis.