WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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ing four Boston Marathons, while fighting cancer. Carol planned to run a marathon in October 2015 to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon, but was unable to prepare prop- erly as the timing was too close to the begin- ning of her breast cancer treatments. Instead, she secured a bib number through the gen- erosity of the Boston Athletic Association. "Running the 2016 Boston Marathon was more than a personal matter. I ran to reas- sure my four children. I ran to help raise funds for metastatic breast cancer research and treatment, one of the least-funded areas in breast cancer. I ran to make the road easier for the next person with advanced cancers," explains Carol. a profile of carol chaoui 64 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 Carol's children (l to r): Adam, Darin, Lina, and Rayan and their dogs, Finn and Ollie Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancer Breast Cancer Treatment Center Metastatic Breast Cancer Program When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, such as the bones, brain, liver, or lungs, it is called metastatic (also referred to as advanced or stage four). Although it is not curable, metastatic breast cancer can be treatable. Today, with new therapies, includ- ing biologic targeted treatments and novel drug combinations, women with metastatic breast cancer can live well for many years. A N D Y K E S S L E R

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