Advanced Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recap
Our work as advocates does not end with October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will continue to connect people who are affected by metastatic and advanced breast cancer, share stories from community members, share facts and dispel myths, and provide current information that will benefit the AdvancedBreastCancer.net community!
Advanced breast cancer myths and facts
Taking a look back at Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we dispelled a myth every Monday and shared a fact every Friday. Here are a few of our top viewed posts:
Myth 1: Metastatic breast cancer is curable.
Myth 2: Men can't develop breast cancer.
Fact 1: ~30% of people with breast cancer will develop MBC.
Fact 2: No one dies from breast cancer that remains in the breast.
Ways you can stay connected with the community
Stories from the community:
I just had a lumpectomy
Going away party
My miracle in progress story
Just another day
Wishing I knew then what I know now
Triple-negative diagnosis story
From "cured" to "incurable"
Click here to start sharing your story!
Have a question? Got an answer?
Do you know about our community Q&A board? Click here to ask the community a question or help answer one if you have something to add!
Join us on social media
Have you followed @advbreastca_hu on Instagram or Twitter? Using multiple social media platforms can help connect people living with advanced breast cancer and their caregivers all over the world. Stay connected by tagging us in your pictures and retweeting your favorite posts! Help us continue spreading awareness.
Continue to support one another
Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation and community this month. Let’s continue this discussion and support one another all year long!
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