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    This Woman Is Sharing The Gritty Details Of Having Cancer And It's Incredibly Powerful

    Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer two years ago — even after she had a double mastectomy. Here's how she's living now.

    This is Holley Kitchen and her two sons.

    At 39, Holley was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy as a part of her treatment, but then a year later, her cancer came back — as metastatic breast cancer in her spine and bones.

    So she decided to make a video about her experience. To date, it has nearly 1.5 million views.

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    According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, "there are no definitive prognostic statistics for metastatic breast cancer. Every patient and their disease is unique."

    Holley talks a lot about what people living with metastatic cancer DON’T want to hear.

    “People don’t always know want to say,” she told BuzzFeed Life. “People are kind and good and want to help and want to be supportive — and I think I’m the real side of cancer. I think I said uncomfortable things that people don’t want to say.”

    According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, around 155,000 Americans are currently living with the disease, and around 40,000 die from it each year.

    And few know what it's like to live with the disease.

    Dr. Tufia C. Haddad, also of the Mayo Clinic, agrees.

    "I think people are scared to talk about terminal disease," says Holley. "But people with cancer want to share their struggles, fears, and successes."

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    While she admits that response to the video has been "overwhelming, to put it mildly," it also prompted her to start a Facebook page aimed at offering support to others living with metastatic breast cancer.

    "I feel a calling. I don't think I'm done."