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: