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By iwano@_84

34-year-old living with stage IV wants to pass on the hard truths she never knew

Patient advocate Tori Geib says, “At first, I didn’t understand the gravity of metastatic breast cancer, because I hadn’t ever heard of metastatic breast cancer." Now she's trying to make sure others are aware. (Courtesy Tori Geib)
Patient advocate Tori Geib says, “At first, I didn’t understand the gravity of metastatic breast cancer, because I hadn’t ever heard of metastatic breast cancer.” Now she’s trying to make sure others are aware. (Courtesy Tori Geib)

Over these past seven months, many people have been quelling their anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic by clinging to a belief — that this too shall pass, maybe even in a year or two. But that’s cold comfort for Tori Geib, a 34-year-old Ohioan who has been living with metastatic, or stage IV, breast cancer since 2016.

“There were things I would do before COVID, maybe pushing myself, but I was trying to get experiences — like I had gone to Europe last year and was planning to go back this year for Oktoberfest,” she tells Yahoo Life. But then it was canceled. “Not being able to go and experience what you want

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