Metastatic Breast Cancer Ottawa
The phrase ‘Metastatic Breast Cancer’ is one of the scariest combinations of words a healthcare professional could say to you. While early stage breast cancer itself is a life-changing diagnosis, there is still hope for the possibility of remission and full recovery. Not so with mBC, otherwise known as advanced or stage 4 breast cancer.
In Canada, 5 - 10% of newly diagnosed breast cancers are metastatic, and among those first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, there’s a 20 - 30% chance of developing mBC.
Metastatic means the cancer has already spread from the breast to other parts of the body whether it’s the liver, lungs, bones or brain – andright now, there is currently no cure.
The reality is the majority of women with mBC live an average of 24 months beyond diagnosis, yet mBC is hardly talked about in the media. It’s hardly talked about at all.
But for many women in Canada, time is running out, so if we don’t start talking about mBC now, then when?
By joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer Ottawa team, you are raising awareness for MBC and the critical research we need to allocate for a cure. Should you choose to donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer Ottawa, or anyone on the team, your donations will go directly towards MBC research.
(Taken from mbctime.ca/Rethink Breast Cancer)