Cancer

Advanced breast cancer

Two-hundred, fifty-three thousand women will be diagnosed this year with invasive breast cancer, and for women battling advanced forms of the disease, there’s now a new treatment. Doctors are calling it a first line of defense for advanced breast cancer.

With a hot pink ride, decked out with lighted wheels, nothing is going to get in the way of mother Sally McGiffin and her daughter Shannon McGiffin. Not even cancer.

“When we first got diagnosis we sat and cried maybe half an hour to an hour, and then she looked at me and said this disease is not going to beat me,” Sally said.

That attitude and a newly-approved FDA drug called Ribociclib, has kept Shannon’s stage four metastic breast cancer under control.

“It’s a miracle. It really is a miracle for me to be able…