Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day – an awareness day for Metastatic Breast Cancer which is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain).
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), founded in 2004 by Jane Soyer and Nina Schulman. They are a national, independent, patient-led, nonprofit advocacy group that provides education and information on treatments and coping with the disease.
Why Was October 13th Chosen to be National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day?
MBCN was holding a national conference for people with metastatic breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center—October 13th was the only date the venue was available. The date was chosen to coincide with the conference.Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MCBN)
It is important that you get the routine screenings. Remember this is not just a female cancer! Men can get breast cancer too! As a man, it is harder to get screenings. I am not sure why, when it involves both genders.
First published October 11, 2019. Last updated or republished October 12, 2020.