Meet Ann Fonfa, Long-Time Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor

One of the women you will meet in our book’s Flat-Chested, One-Breasted Chapter has lived with Stage 4 breast cancer for 19 years. Here and in the book, she describes her healthy lifestyles that she attributes to her long survivorship. She is an example of the new reality that metastatic breast cancer can be more like a chronic disease than a death sentence. As I like to tell her, Long Live Ann Ann E. Fonfa, founder of the Annie Appleseed Project, the organization through which she educates others with complementary medicine and nutrition advice.

by Ann Fonfa “I was braver than I knew.” I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma of the left breast after finding a lump in January 1993 while doing my breast self exam. Because I have extr…

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