Monday, October 13 | 7 p.m. CT | #MBCChat | @SusanGKomen
The only thing scarier than hearing your doctor say “it’s breast cancer,” is hearing them say “the cancer has spread.”
That’s because 90% of all breast cancer deaths occur when the cancer metastasizes – or spreads from the breast into vital organs like the bones, liver, lungs or brain. And there is no cure.
Susan G. Komen® is fighting metastatic breast cancer with help from our friends, donors, and supporters. Since 2006, Komen has invested in nearly 200 research grants to help better understand and treat this type of breast cancer.
Learn more about metastatic breast cancer by joining us tonight for a Twitter chat. You’ll find out about the progress that’s been made in treating metastatic breast cancer, and how, as treatment continues to improve, so does survival.
Maura Bivens knows firsthand about metastatic breast cancer. When Maura first found out she had breast cancer, she was 38 and a mom of three kids under the age of 10. She bravely battled the disease — and even earned her black belt in taekwondo soon after treatment. But less than two years later, Maura’s breast cancer had spread to her lungs. It was metastatic.
Maura fought back. She drew on the strength of the Komen community and her martial arts passion. And while Maura knows she’ll likely be fighting breast cancer for the rest of her life, she’s beaten it back. And now she’s enjoying every moment with her family.
That’s what it’s all about — enjoying and protecting those moments — and that’s why we’re here! Join us for a Komen Twitter Chat on metastatic breast cancer at 7 p.m. Central tonight at #MBCChat.