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When I was 24, I found out that I had the BRCA1 genetic mutation. Having this mutation means that I was considered at high risk for developing breast cancer, so I was being followed at a high-risk clinic and undergoing annual mammograms. In 2007, I couldn\u0027t get my annual mammogram because I was pregnant. My doctor and I noticed a lump in my breast during my pregnancy and decided to follow up on it after the birth of my baby. By the time I went in for the follow-up, the breast cancer was already locally advanced. It was very difficult to go through all of the tests (mammogram, ultrasound, lymph aspiration, biopsy, MRI, bone scan) with a newborn in tow and the nurses wishing you luck as you head out the door. I had to wean my son over the weekend because some of the scans required radioactive isotopes. I underwent chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and radiation treatments. At this point, I was deemed to be in remission. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIn 2011, I tripped and fell on my backside. Shortly afterwards I noticed a lump and didn\u2019t think much of it since it wasn\u0027t painful. My husband said, \u2018you\u2019ve got a history with lumps, you need to go in.\u2019 I went for an ultrasound, MRI and biopsy. Waiting for the biopsy results was awful. I knew that I likely had cancer again, but wasn\u0027t sure if it was a recurrence or a new cancer. And if it was a recurrence, how widespread would it be? It turned out to be a recurrence of my breast cancer. The doctors told me that it was a strange presentation because it\u0027s rare for breast cancer to spread to the buttock area and the cancer wasn\u2019t in any of my organs, just the fatty tissue. The treatment regime was similar to my first diagnosis; chemo, surgery and radiation. At this point, my cancer was metastatic, so there was no remission but I was considered NED (No Evidence of Disease). \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIn 2013, through a routine scan, a lung recurrence was found. Luckily, due to its location, it was removed surgically and followed up with chemo. I was again considered NED. It might sound strange but I\u2019ve been really fortunate with each recurrence since it\u2019s only been one lesion each time, and the doctors have always been able to remove them surgically.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003ELiving with mBC means living from scan to scan. You always breathe easier when your scan is stable and you can live a little bit more freely until the scan that shows progression. I may be back to living life fully now, but there\u2019s always that thought: \u2018where is it going to crop up next and how widespread will it be?\u2019 \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIn the meantime, I keep living. I work full time, I run from drop-offs to pick-ups for my son\u2019s activities, I volunteer, I spend time with friends and family, I travel. Then comes \u003Ci\u003Escan time\u003C\/i\u003E and uncertainty and everything kind of slows down. That\u2019s when I really evaluate what is important, what my priorities truly are and what I want to spend my time doing. Some ladies and I recently started an inclusive peer support group called Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon and it\u2019s the only support group like it in our city right now. I find a lot of value in that and it provides me with the knowledge that I\u2019m making a difference.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EHere\u2019s what I\u2019d like to say about mBC: Living with mBC requires getting comfortable living with uncertainty but maintaining hope. It\u2019s about finding balance. Balance between hope and realistic expectations. 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