(BPT) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of the disease but also honor those affected by it. This year alone, nearly 266,120 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Each year, about 16,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, a more advanced form of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. To help empower others living with metastatic breast cancer, Eileen is sharing her personal journey from diagnosis and beyond. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened — her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.
In this video, Eileen shares how working with her oncologist to find a treatment to help her achieve personal goals and how having a strong support system around her have helped her embrace the small and big moments that matter to her.