October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day

October 13th Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Metavivor infographic

Repost from International FLAT Day

Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. MBC is the only breast cancer that kills. Ten percent of new BC diagnoses are “de novo” metastatic, and about 1 in 3 early stage diagnoses will progress to MBC.

Marissa Holzer (USA) wrote this article for CURE magazine to highlight #aestheticflatclosure, #InternationalFLATDay and #MBCAwarenessDay.

Not only am I living with metastatic breast cancer, but I am also a Flattie. What doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves in October, besides aesthetic flat closure, is metastatic breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and one in three of those women will become metastatic. Twenty-two percent of those with metastatic breast cancer will live five years past their diagnosis. I am part of that twenty-two percent.

Marissa Holzer for Cure magazine

You can support MBC research by donating to organizations like METAvivor Research and Support Inc. which fund critically important research into treatments and work towards a cure, including #theMBCProject.





Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization that advocates for optimal surgical outcomes for patients going flat.

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