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Moving Forward With Metastatic Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Tips

Dionna Koval enjoys the view from a pedestrian bridge
Dionna KovalHealthCentral

Dionna Koval in the city.
Dionna KovalHealthCentral

It’s Normal to Struggle When You’re Diagnosed With MBC

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Get Educated About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dionna Koval and her doctor.
Olwen Hahn, M.D. and Dionna KovalHealthCentral

Find a Breast Cancer Doctor You Trust

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Connect With Others Dealing With Metastatic Cancer

Dionna Koval hugging her mother.
Dionna and her mother, NormaHealthCentral

Lean on Your Family and Friends

Dionna Koval walking with her son.
Dionna and her son, DiegoHealthCentral

Younger Teens and Kids May Not Understand Your MBC Diagnosis

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Become a Patient Advocate for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dionna looking out the window.
Dionna KovalHealthCentral

Know That Progress Toward an MBC Cure May Come Slowly

Dionna Koval smiling and hopeful in the city.
Dionna KovalHealthCentral

Face the Future With Positivity

Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto


Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at