Marnie Schulenburg, a soap-opera actor who starred on Because the World Turns and One Life to Reside, has died after two years of dwelling with metastatic breast most cancers. She was 37.
Schulenburg was recognized for her roles as Jo Sullivan on the One Life to Reside reboot and Alison Steward on Because the World Turns. She died on Could 17, her rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Schulenburg’s husband, Zack Robidas, who’s best-known for his position as Mark Ravenhead on HBO’s Succession, additionally confirmed his spouse’s passing in a Fb submit.
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“Please don’t say Marnie misplaced her battle to most cancers. It’s merely not true. I watched her kick most cancers’s ass on a regular basis since analysis,” the submit learn, per the publication.
“She is unimaginable. We selected to assault her analysis with blind optimism. We solely talked in regards to the future and continued shifting ahead. I don’t know if this was proper nevertheless it’s all we knew the right way to do.”
Schulenburg posted to Instagram for the final time on Mom’s Day, celebrating two years since her Stage 4 breast most cancers analysis.
The picture reveals her sitting subsequent to her mother and holding her daughter, Coda, on her lap. She was recognized 5 months after Coda’s delivery in December 2019.
“It’s not my superb to be a 38 12 months outdated Mother who wants an oxygen tank to outlive proper now. I need to be sturdy and exquisite for her. I need to present her the right way to transfer all through this world with compassion, power, vivacity, humor and pleasure like my Mom confirmed me,” she wrote.
“So right here’s to remembering that nothing is everlasting. To absorbing the imperfections and that one of the best factor you are able to do on your little one is make them really feel liked, secure and supported similar to my mom did for me. Screw the oxygen masks, simply keep in mind the right way to breathe.”
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In October 2021 she posted about how she was studying to stay with terminal most cancers.
“This 12 months as a substitute I targeted on coming to phrases with my new regular, my particular kind most cancers and the way my journey will differ from others,” she wrote.
“Once I recall my misdiagnosis into right analysis I nonetheless tense up however I’m now not overcome with feelings by the reminiscence of it.”
Schulenburg was open and trustworthy in her ongoing struggle in opposition to inflammatory breast most cancers — a uncommon and aggressive subtype of breast most cancers that’s recognized in just one to 5 per cent of all breast most cancers sufferers. It’s extra generally recognized in ladies underneath 40.
In line with breastcancer.org, most signs of inflammatory breast most cancers develop rapidly, inside three to 6 months. It’s typically mistaken for mastitis in pregnant or breastfeeding moms.
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Inflammatory breast most cancers typically doesn’t current as a lump and should not present up on a mammogram. It’s nearly at all times recognized as Stage 3 or increased, because the most cancers cells have unfold to the pores and skin.
Metastatic breast most cancers is most cancers that has unfold past the native breast and lymph area, most frequently to the lungs, mind, bones or liver. It’s the solely stage of breast most cancers that kills.
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