Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and Thriving

http://youtu.be/UlOSzgIksfA Diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, DeDra Robb emphasizes the importance of living a normal life while going through her cancer treatment. In fact, for the past three years, DeDra has been living a full life and thriving. You could say her philosophy is "just do it", as she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling and doing things that she might have postponed prior to her metastatic cancer diagnosis. In this video, DeDra discusses how her cancer spread; raising kids while going through treatment, as well as her current treatment of Kadcyla, a targeted therapy for HER-2 positive breast cancer. Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer - About twenty percent of breast cancer patients are HER2-positive, which means that their tumors have high levels of a protein called HER2, (human epidermal receptor 2).#metastaticbreastcancer is a cancer that spreads from the breast to another part of the body, or has come back in another distant location. Certain targeted therapy cancer drugs like #Kadcyla (T-DM1) specifically block HER2 to stop the growth of cancer cells. About Oncology Associates Oncology Associates provides personalized cancer care and treatment at its two Omaha clinics, as well at clinics in Blair and Norfolk, Nebraska. Please visit http://www.oacancer.com to learn more about their approach to treating cancer. #oncologyassociates