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LBBC and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Release New Publication

January 9, 2013

By Globe newswire

LBBC and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network announce the release of The Metastatic Breast Cancer Series: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, a free publication to help address the needs you may have in the first months following a diagnosis of metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer.

What Greater Gift Than Recognition?

December 3, 2012

By Nancy Davis, Huffington Post's The Blog

I believe we can herald 2012 as one of the greatest exposures for stage IV breast cancer of this century. I wasn't suffocated by the "pink haze" this year. Even Komen finally came out with a stage IV ad... a monumental feat for us! I thank Nancy Brinker for opening her eyes, even though it took so long to get us recognition.

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Presents Dr. Patricia Steeg with the Ellen Moskowitz &Suzanne Hebert Leadership Grant

October 22, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
Contact Person: Katherine O’Brien
Telephone Number: 888-500-0370 (voice mail)
Email Address: mbcn@mbcn.org

Web site: www.mbcn.org

 

 

October With Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 18, 2012

By Elaine Schattner, The Atlantic

"Are you here for the breast cancer party?" asked the waitress. She wore a black tee shirt and carried a round tray with drinks. She stood by the entry while other women filed into Gino's East pizzeria on Superior Street in Chicago. The elevator was packed.

"That'd be on three," the server said. She hit the button and exited.

On that recent October evening, some 150 people gathered for a welcome reception and dinner of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). The bulk of the group -- mainly women living with Stage IV disease, along with a few husbands, moms, and other caregivers -- were in town for the organization's sixth annual conference.

 

'Pinktober' ignores breast cancer patients who can't be cured, some say

October 12, 2012

By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News

Here we are, nearly halfway through October, and Laura Wells can't wait for Breast Cancer Awareness month to end.

Not that she has any time to spare for walks and such: Wells is among some 155,000 women in the United States living with Stage IV breast cancer, the worst kind, the type that can't be cured.

Paint It All Pink: Plymouth Couple Battles Against Odds

October 10, 2012

By Ruth Thompson, Wicked Local

PLYMOUTH - When Judy Christensen was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer her initial thought was that she wanted one more year so she could be there for her daughter, who was going through a difficult time.

In January, it will be eight years since that diagnosis.

AstraZeneca Recognizes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13

October 10, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del., October 09, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is raising awareness about the thousands of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day seeks to generate attention and greater support for women living with metastatic breast cancer among the public and stakeholders within the breast cancer community and more research to extend lives.

 

Eastern Iowa woman speaking out about metastatic breast cancer

October 8, 2012

By Tara Thomas, Anchor

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Kristin Schwickerath is a 31-year-old North Liberty woman with a lot of life left to live.

When a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis came two years ago, shortly after the birth of her child, she had to endure treatment only to be told the cancer had spread to her bones.

 

Breast cancer awareness: the problem with pink

October 7, 2012

By Betsy De Parry, Community Contributor

Pinktober is upon us: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oh, I'm aware. Just in the last year, the disease claimed two of my friends. Another is battling a frightening recurrence. But I'm no more or less worried about her than I am about my friend who's in treatment for lung cancer. Or the people I know who have lymphoma and colon cancer and prostate cancer and...well, the list goes on.

Patient-focused conference on metastatic breast cancer set for October

September 28, 2012

By Cure

Shortly after I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2009 at age 43, the Chicago Tribune published a series of articles highlighting breast cancer awareness month. I was extremely upset that there was no mention whatsoever to the risk of recurrence or any acknowledgement of stage 4 breast cancer. Posting some comments in the online reader response section made me feel better, but even as I hit the "send" button I reflected that no one would ever read my lone response tucked away in the massive archive of a major metropolitan newspaper.

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