Around the world every 23 seconds someone is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 69 seconds someone dies. That’s 1 death from MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer) every minute and nine seconds.
Source: Pink Ribbons, Inc.
This is not enough progress in finding a cure for Breast Cancer. The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has set a deadline to end breast cancer in 2020. As patient advocates we must also do every thing we can to help patients with MBC & see and end to MBC. 30% of all patients who get breast cancer will end up getting MBC no matter what their pathology was or how far along their primary disease in the breast and lymph nodes was. These are horrible statistics of real people with real stories dying every day from breast cancer. Only 2% of money used for research goes to MBC research. More money needs to be allocated to MBC research to stop these deaths.