Join MBCN in Taking Part in ITSABOUTTIMEMBC

September 28, 2016

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Metastatic breast cancer – cancer that travels from the breast and spreads to other parts of the body – is treatable, but not curable. Though exact statistics are unknown, an estimated 155,000 people are living with the disease in the United States.

Those with metastatic breast cancer face challenges different from those with early stage because metastatic breast cancer patients are always in treatment. They experience ongoing anxiety and fear knowing they will die one day from the disease.

 

For metastatic breast cancer patients it’s about time. Time to spend with their families, time to cross something off their bucket list, time to simply drive the carpool or cook a meal.

It’s also about time we increased awareness of the disease, time we developed more treatments to help metastatic patients live longer, time there was more recognition and support of those managing this disease.

As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness month,the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is proud to be taking part in the It’s About Time campaign to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer. What does time mean to you and your family? What would you do with more time? We invite you to visit the campaign website at www.itsabouttimeMBC.com and share your stories – or spread the word on social media using the hashtag #itsabouttimeMBC.

More than 30 organizations and 100 bloggers will be sharing their stories. Please join us! You can share your story AND take part in a special Facebook event on Oct. 13; National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Beginning at 8:13 a.m. Central time, and continuing at 13 minutes past the hour, for 13 hours, It’s About Time will be hosting a conversation at https://www.facebook.com/ItsAboutTimeMBC/. Every hour matters, we hope you will join us.

Blogger and MBCN board member Katherine O’Brien has shared her story here

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Stage IV Breast Cancer Resources for Spanish Speakers

September 5, 2016

 

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) offers brochures in English and Spanish for people living with  Stage IV breast cancer. Special thanks to our friend Sandra Bishnoi and the Center for Language and Intercultural Communications and the students in SPAN322–Medical Professions, Rice University, Fall 2015, for preparing the Spanish versions.

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You can download a copy of  Diagnostico: Cancer de mama metatasico .

….and here is the English version: Diagnosis: Metastatic Breast Cancer

MBCN also offers Conozca Los Datos as well as the English version: Get the Facts

 If you’d like hard copies of the above brochures, drop us a line.

This handout offers an overview of MBC in Spanish..  And here are questions you can ask your doctor about MBC.

 Here is a list of nationwide MBC  support groups–the majority of which are in English. But there are are some Spanish speaking Stage IV groups–here is a fairly new one:
CALIFORNIA: Mission Viejo
“Nuestro Camino Juntas”
3rd Tuesday of each month
11:30-1:00
Mission Women’s Wellness Center
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste 171A
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Contact: 949-481-4145 – Marilyn Viera, LCSW, Support Group Facilitator
Are there additional Stage IV materials/resources in Spanish we should know about? Let us know–we are happy to add them.