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A Mammogram can still show clean with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Why Fighting 4 the Tatas Breast Cancer Inc. Started
Fighting 4 the Tatas Breast Cancer Incorporated was founded in 2011 by Joshlyn Earls diagnosed with a micro-metastatic stage IIIB, ER+, PR-, Her2- breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) a very aggressive form of breast cancer with a grim prognosis for Black woman. At the time of my diagnosis, I became acutely aware of the lack of information made available by the hospital staff to me about this lethal sub-type of breast cancer. There were no options given to me other than the treatment for IBC which included, pre-chemo, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, therefore forcing me and my family to make a quick decision about my health and future within a week. During my treatments, I made a commitment with the time I was given to live, to beat the odds given to me as a Black woman, to help other women and men diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, to bring awareness about this form of breast cancer and to educate everyone I could persuade to listen to me about Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) a breast cancer with “NO LUMP.”
While in active treatment I saw firsthand that a breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of a patient and their family. I know all too well how stressful it is to struggle financially while in active treatment. I was unable to work as well as many breast cancer patients were unable to work and experienced a loss of income that resulted in catastrophic losses. I reached out to many organizations that claim to help financially but only passed on a telephone number.
As our knowledge progresses, our belief's must
change to accommodate new information, no matter how much this challenges long held beliefs and no matter how much we do not like the answers. Joshlyn Earls (Founder)