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Patient Journeys for Women with Inflammatory Breast Cancer

  • Lynda and Ellen: Spreading the Love

    Patient Lynda Perry, her wife Ellen Thomas, with Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP

    "It's all about education – educating people and professionals about identifying and treating IBC. And for them, it’s also about love."

    Love and commitment have enabled Lynda and Ellen Thomas to get through Lynda’s diagnosis and treatment for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). As Lynda continues to fight, she and her wife Ellen reach out to fellow patients and caregivers on social media, appear on local news broadcasts, and have lobbied for Massachusetts to declare a state-wide Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Week for the past three years.

    Read more about Lynda and Ellen's dedication to sharing information about IBC.


    Trish: Living a Full Life after Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Trish Vickery

    "One of the most important things I learned is that I can survive this. I actually do more than I did before, which seems impossible. I feel terrific!"

    When Trish Vickery was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2013, she knew all too well the gravity of her disease. Having lost her mother to the same diagnosis, she was committed to not letting it define her. In this video, learn about Trish’s journey with IBC and how she continues living a full and energetic life.

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  • Third Annual Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient Forum

    An Educational Program for Patients and Families

    Women with inflammatory breast cancers, along with their caregivers and loved ones, gathered for a day of education, support, and companionship.

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