Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 after she found a lump in her breast. After undergoing a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, the mum-of-two beautiful daughters went into remission and did everything possible to get her life back on track. She moved into telecommunications for work and took up dragon boat paddling, travelling the world so she could compete in the sport.
Then in September 2018, Megan received the devastating news she had Stage 4 metastatic cancer. Currently, Megan takes oral pills and has four weekly injections to manage her cancer. She is hopeful that researchers will come up with more effective treatment options for those experiencing metastatic cancer. Read her letter below.
Happy new year – it’s me. I’m writing this to you from 2030. There were times I didn’t think I’d make it, particularly when the scan showed the breast cancer had metastasised and was in 70% of my liver back in 2020.
I’m so very grateful to be standing here. I’m grateful for the breast cancer trials that bought us time until the researchers could find a long-term solution and rid our body of this disease.
In 2030, you’ll be comforted to know that there are no longer people dying from breast cancer. This is thanks to the work of clever researchers funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Your daughters who are now 35 and 32 will never have to experience your pain or your fear of dying. Neither your granddaughters. Breast cancer unfortunately still exists but thankfully there are now zero deaths from it.
In the next 10 years, stay fit, stay happy and stay positive. Keep sharing your story because the world needs to hear it. Much love, Megs x