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Commentary on Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day:
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a national, independent, patient-led, nonprofit advocacy group of more than 1400 members dedicated to the special concerns of the 155,000 American women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. As an advocacy group, MBCN gives those living with metastatic breast cancer a greater voice and visibility in the breast cancer community.
The mission of MBCN is to change the way metastatic breast cancer is viewed by the breast cancer community and the public at large. MBCN is a proactive group, striving to help those living with metastatic breast cancer to be their own advocate through providing education and information on treatments and coping with the disease. MBCN fights for the development of treatments that extend lives, while the search for a cure continues.
In 2007, MBCN worked with New York City Mayor Bloomberg to declare October 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, to bring awareness to this misunderstood disease, in the hope of having research focus on treatments to extend life. Since then, MBCN members have gotten proclamations in numerous cities and states. In 2009, MBCN spearheaded National Metastatic Awareness Day by sending a group of patients with metastatic disease to Washington.
SOURCE Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
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