Under ‘Trumpcare,’ women battling metastatic cancer worry they’ll be seen as ‘lost cause’

Amanda Petersen wants people to know that having metastatic breast cancer doesn’t define her. The 40-year-old West Virginia native is also a wife, a stepmother, a proud aunt and an advocate who works to support other people with terminal cancer. Part of the freedom to define herself, she said, has come from knowing she has her family’s support and access to the medical treatment she needs.

“I feel like a spoiled brat, frankly, in terms of how lucky I have been, and I am 1000 percent aware of it,” Petersen told ABC News. “I also know that I’m not the everyday case. Not everybody has that.”

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