Metastatic Breast Cancer - Friends in Hope and Strength
Thank you for visiting Metastatic Breast Cancer - Friends in Hope and Strength Team Website! We are the family and friends of Lisa Virga, Heather Tyrell, Shannon West and Karen Boyajian who are all living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).
Our goal is to help raise awareness of MBC and raise money with the hope of finding more effective treatments and maybe even a cure. The funds raised by our team will be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society's Metastatic Future Funds.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and support. Together we can change the future of breast cancer!
Facts About MBC
Breast cancer becomes fatal as the cancer travels beyond the breast and lymph nodes to vital organs such as the liver, lungs, brain, and other locations. Researchers still do not understand why breast cancer metastasize. Once the cancer has spread it is known as Metastatic Breast Cancer or Stage IV Breast Cancer. Approximately 20% to 30% of people with early breast cancer will develop MBC. People living with MBC will be on treatment for the rest of their lives. As one treatment stops working, the next will be used. Currently there are only so many treatments available to those with MBC. The median life span for someone with MBC is only three years.
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