My name is Sharon Anderson. I am the wife of a loving husband and the mother of two beautiful daughters. I was first diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer in May 2013. At the time, I had no idea that there is cancer that could be present with no signs or symptoms and could not be detected by a mammogram. It was very hard for me to understand that I could have cancer without feeling a lump like the average breast cancer patient. It was also hard for me to understand how I could be stage IV with metastatic breast cancer so quickly.
I want people to know that facing a terminal illness doesn’t dictate how you live your life.
Never fear your diagnosis. Educating ourselves will eventually turn our outcomes around. MET lives matter.
It has taught me to stand up and use my voice. Whatever I have to offer, big or small, there is some way that I can contribute to the fight to bring awareness for a cure for metastatic breast cancer.