Thursday, October 13, 2016

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Near the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness month falls October 13, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. For all those that are aware of BC, not many are aware of metastatic BC. I know that until I actually had Breast Cancer, I didn't really pay much attention to it. I'm sorry for that. Metastatic Breast Cancer is the only form of Breast Cancer that kills. Breast Cancer contained in the breast and breast nodes, doesn't kill. It is when it spreads to the lungs, bones, kidney and brains that death is occurs. There is no cure for metastatic breast cancer. There are treatments that can sometimes prolong life but nothing so far there has been able to stop the spread, stop the death. The average life span from time of diagnosis of stage 4 (metastatic) to death is 18-24 months. 


MBC Time

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Day 12

Did you know that the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has a different branch you can donate to where the funds go specifically towards metastatic breast cancer?  I didn't know, but now I do and so do you.

Remember, only once it's gone to metastatic state (stage 4) does breast cancer actually kill anyone. Prevention and treatment are great research options but the best way to save lives is to stop the deaths. CBCF Metestatic Fund

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Day 11

It isn't over, until it is over, and even then, it might not be.
The first picture is June 2015 when I had my port inserted. It was removed in Dec 2015 with my mastectomy.

This picture is from Friday (Oct 6) when a new port went in because it is still not over. I am setting up for another chemo round, this time 6 months, then we will see. I suspect, this port will be with me for life.