Melanie Sisk

Patient Advocate, North Carolina

Melanie Sisk



She completed her recommended surgery and radiation and was on endocrine therapy. Melanie thought she had put cancer behind her because she did everything right. However, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at 47 years of age. Much to her surprise, she was in the 20-30% of early-stage breast cancer patients to be diagnosed with metastatic disease. Melanie was never educated on this high recurrence rate. Due to her metastatic treatment protocol and disease, she retired from her nursing career. 

Melanie has dived into advocacy work with an urgency to do what she can, while she can. She helped to start and moderate a local support group in her area of North Carolina called “Piedmont Triad METsters.” She is a trained volunteer with Cancer Services, a peer-to-peer support group leader and Light Up MBC State Ambassador for  METAvivor, a 2023 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Hear My Voice  leadership alumna, a mentor with Project Life,  an MBC Leadership Committee member for Surviving Breast Cancer, and an individual member of the MBCAlliance. She is also a part of the new initiative, PIK3CA Pathbreakers. She is hoping to learn from others and help further the cause and mission of the metastatic breast cancer community. 


I sincerely hope that my work with Living Beyond Breast Cancer will help to educate, encourage, support, and empower women that are living with metastatic breast cancer.