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Tami B.

Cincinnati, Ohio
After being diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer recurrence at age 45, I began interviewing survivors nationwide who survived and thrived years beyond what medical science predicted. I compiled these inspirational stories into my book, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat... Full Bio
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Roller coaster report: My new treatment by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here we go again! I know it’s a trite analogy, but having stage IV cancer is really like being on a roller coaster. I used to brace my ... Read on »
My crappy, un-crappy day by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Oh poopy! I am having a semi-crappy day. The un-crappy part is I got a great massage from my Cheryl, my oncology massage therapist. Th ... Read on »
From Survivorville to “Scanville”: My road back to reality by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The youngest members of the My 2nd Act cast: Ariana and Naveya Crefeld. They stole my heart! I came back from an absolutely exhilarati ... Read on »
My “Not to Do” List by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Some of the things I’m not going to do anymore … Just returned from another scan to see how my cancer is behaving. I’ll let you know w ... Read on »
The other shoe: the waste of worry by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here it is: the horrible thing you’re waiting to happen! I was talking to my hubby Mike today when the topic of “waiting for the other ... Read on »
Confessions of a sugar-holic by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I made these panda cupcakes for Chrissy when she was younger. They were cute, but I wasn’t even tempted to lick the icing … then. You ... Read on »
Putting on my advocate hat for the Komen VIP Blogger Summit by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Komen VIP Summit bloggers, speakers and Nancy Brinker at dinner. I’m the short one in the middle! My mission has always been to instil ... Read on »
Talking about Mets in NY — No not the baseball team by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Spring was in full bloom in NYC this past weekend. I’ll make this quick because I am so busy this week. I just returned from NYC where ... Read on »
Happy birthdays: Advances in metastatic research providing more? by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer   This would be true. Birthdays have always been strange for me. I realize what an attention ham I am! Despite the hundreds of Fac ... Read on »
Developing cancer cures hits home for researcher by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A cancer researcher and stage IV survivor, Tom Marsilje shares his experience with survivors and fellow scientists. Irony (noun): a si ... Read on »
The Grace Project: A portrait of beauty, courage in face of cancer by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Joules Evans and me after my photo shoot. “Mom’s posing naked!” my husband Mike jokingly shouted out to my daughter like a bratty litt ... Read on »
Spring, a time of hope by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Spring symbolizes a time of renewal. For me, it represents hope for the future. Spring is my favorite time of the year. To me, it’s th ... Read on »
Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance study shows gaps in research, care, awareness by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The Landscape report. I break it down for you. Recently there was an online campaign to get metastatic breast cancer (MBC) trending on ... Read on »
Listening to hope: Miracle Survivors audiobook by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Dave deBronkart, known as e-Patient Dave, is one of 24 people who share their stories in Miracle Survivors. It’s kind of weird thing w ... Read on »
Lessons learned – living with that unwanted guest by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer If only I had that magic gun … One of the features of my book, Miracle Survivors, is a list of “Lessons Learned” from each survivor wh ... Read on »
The Anatomy of Hope by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer There is a difference between hope based on reality and false hope. If you know me, you know I’m no fan of statistics. It’s the whole ... Read on »
Keeping it real: You don’t always have to be strong by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It’s OK to admit you’re scared. You might just connect with someone on a deeper level. We’ve all been there. You’re in a social settin ... Read on »
Scan update: F*&^ that fortune cookie! by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Totally tubular! This round of PET scans were not the celebration I hoped for. Sometimes hope is hard. It’s like a muscle that needs e ... Read on »
A love letter to my valentine by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Right after we got engaged. He had no idea what he was getting into! This morning I had my PET scan. Before I left for the hospital, I ... Read on »
It was seven years ago today by Tami B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Seven years ago, we were celebrating Mike’s 50th while I was wondering if I’d make mine. Today is World Cancer Day, and it also marks ... Read on »