Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

“Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.” By BCC founder Gayle Sulik, Pink Ribbon Blues.

October 13th is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, an official day of recognition to encourage all people to become more informed and aware of metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is incurable, and treatment is life-long. Eventually, every drug that is used to slow the progression of the disease fails. Data from the National Cancer Institute shows that the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer is still only about 20 percent, and the average prognosis is only two to four years. Nearly 40 thousand women and hundreds of men die of metastatic breast cancer every year, a number that has barely changed in four decades despite the billions of dollars raised for breast cancer. 

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