(BPT) - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month is not just about making people aware of metastatic breast cancer and celebrating survivors, it is also about taking action so we can improve the lives of people living with breast cancer.
Despite all our advances, about 42,000 people in the U.S. will die from breast cancer this year alone — and almost all from metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In addition, there are an estimated 168,000 women and an unknown number of men in the U.S. living with metastatic breast cancer today. They are mothers, fathers, daughters, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers and family members, who just want more time with the people they love.