Brittany Crowder

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Join me in supporting research for Inflammatory Breast Cancer by either joining the Hunt or making a donation.

I don't dwell on cancer; it takes plenty of time away all on its own. I do however enjoy sharing my experience with others and reading the experience of others, the comfort and hope a support group provides is irreplaceable. Also, I want to make a difference to the future of cancer; supporting a non-profit that focuses on educating our medical community and providing the necessary funds for research. That is why I share my story, to explain why the Hunt for Hope impacts my future.

My first-time living NED, no evidence of disease, started in September 2018 after successful treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (diagnosis March 2018). In January 2021 I had a progression that manifested as a brain tumor. Again, through successful treatment, I am living NED! As of this year I am stage 4 and miraculously my last few scans have been clear, most recently in June.

Partial vision loss, epilepsy, fatigue, headaches, and back pain are the lingering side effects from my latest cancer treatment. I hope with time these side effects will decrease and I remind myself often to remain patient. Time, time is not days or weeks or months but often years to recover. These effects are daily, occasionally worse, but for the most part the same old same level of yuck. So mostly I won't complain, there is nothing to complain about. I'm living and enjoying my family and happy; I mean is life ever perfect for anyone anyways? If you ask how I'm doing, I'm good! I'm not trying to hide my cancer struggles but I'm not focusing on them.

Back to the Hunt for Hope. The funds raised are for the IBC Network, they fund research regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer. As well as provide an avenue to network proactive education to the general population as well as the medical community regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I hope to live past the 5-year life expectancy of inflammatory breast cancer. We need advances in care and that is why the Hunt for Hope is personal.