With no genetic predisposition, Susan’s life instantly changed when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2013. Susan channeled her anger and frustration into advocacy because metastatic breast cancer is rarely openly discussed.
Over the years, Susan has become a respected patient advocate. She works with multiple organizations and has participated in national campaigns highlighting metastatic disease. The urgency of funding research that will extend the lives of people with metastatic breast cancer must be the priority.
Some of her accomplishments include being one of the original members of the activist group METUP, where she served as their President from 2018 – 2020. As well as co-founding a popular online magazine for all stages of breast cancer. Currently, Susan writes for Advancedbreastcancer.net