I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Metaplastic Breast Carcinoma Squamous Cell sub-type at the age of 50 in August 2019. What a mouthful!
Metaplastic is a very rare form of cancer that accounts for fewer than 1% of all breast cancers. Coupled with a triple negative diagnosis, I soon discovered just how ‘rare’! There was so much confusion around the diagnosis at first and it took some time to gain definitive answers. That’s when I knew I had to share my story and advocate for this rare diagnosis.