Ms. Carlson is an experienced patient advocate living with metastatic breast cancer. She has volunteered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Share Cancer Support, and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, with focus on patient communication and improved patient experience. Currently, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Information Task Force of the MBCA. Martha worked as a magazine editor prior to her diagnosis, and continues to write, copy edit, and proofread on a freelance basis. She is a columnist for Cure magazine's online presence, where she writes about life with metastatic cancer (Carlson, 2019, 2020; Carlson & Ormerod, 2018).