Friday, August 5, 2011

Living a Full Life With Metastatic TNBC

Ann Hartline is an artist and, by all accounts, a happy woman. She is also fighting TNBC that has spread to her brain, liver, and lungs. The University of North Carolina Health Care site recently ran an uplifting article on this remarkable woman and her journey through treatment, which includes a clinical trial at UNC overseen by noted TNBC researchers Carey Anders, MD, assistant professor of medicine, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center and co-leader of the Breast Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

My favorite quote from Ann:

I always took my hair and breasts for granted, but not anymore. I feel more confident in myself even without hair. I know I have a choice to be miserable or get off my butt and do the things I love while I feel good.

Read this delightful article here. You go girl!


Kim said...

What a delightful and encouraging story! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Today is August 6, 2011
On August 6, 2007 I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I was 'pronounced' CANCER FREE following Mastectomy and Chemo in April of 2008.
I celebrate today as a Cancer Free Day!
Bless you Ann for your Courage! Will! and Joy of Life. Sending Healing Thoughts and Thanks for sharing your life with us.