What I Wish I Knew Before I Was Diagnosed Stage IV...

MBC: Young & Stage IV, Vol 2, Issue 4 (October 2017)

In honor of "breast cancer awareness" month, our October issue is dedicated to some breast cancer fighters who need a bright light shone in their corner: the young women fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer, aka Stage IV. By young, we mean women who were diagnosed with mets under 42.

For this month's Reader Question, we want to hear from the metsters.

Before I was diagnosed Stage IV, I wish I knew ______.

Or,

I wish the world knew _______ about having Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Answers to this question will be printed in the MBC: Young & Stage IV issue of Wildfire to be published on or around October 30th. If we choose to print your story, you'll receive a complimentary 12-month subscription to Wildfire. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Sept. 25, 2017. 

Please submit your story using the following form. Note that printed answers may be edited slightly for clarity or length. We look forward to hearing from you!

Name (last name is optional)
Name (last name is optional)
This is optional, but please include at least one piece of geography info if you can.
If you have been diagnosed more than once you can enter your age for those subsequent diagnoses below.
Diagnosis Details: Stage *
Diagnosis Details: Specifics *
Diagnosis Details: More Specifics (optional)
Use this space to include your age and diagnosis details if you were diagnosed with breast cancer more than once.
Keep your answers to 300 words to avoid editing for length.

Thank you so much!