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Just one year after celebrating my 50th birthday, I was walking down a New York City street with my mother on a misty, gray November day when my phone rang. My life was wonderful up to that point, but looking back, I can see that the weather was an appropriate backdrop for the news I was about to receive.

My oncologist was on the other end of the line. She confirmed—as gently as someone can given the circumstances—that the breast cancer I’d been diagnosed with weeks earlier was in fact stage IV. Worse still, it had spread to my spine.

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