Breast CancerProfile

Mom and Advocate with Metastatic Breast Cancer Makes Every Day Count

Mother holding her child's hand.
    "[Having MBC] really changed my perspective on life. Before, I was very career driven; I worked full-time. The doctor explained that work is fine, but stress can accelerate the growth of cancer. My husband and I decided it was more important for me to live longer and to see our son, now six, grow up."
    Sheila M. Eldred

    Sheila M. Eldred


    Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.