In 2009, October 13 was established as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month had been on the national calendar since 1985. But its focus was primarily screening and diagnosis. All too often, women and men with metastatic breast cancer were pushed to the margins or felt completely invisible. MBC Awareness Day ensures this doesn’t happen.
Of course, improving awareness and understanding of metastatic breast cancer should not be limited to one day or one month. But October does create an opportunity to move the conversation from detecting breast cancer to living with MBC.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network has created “A Fact A Day” with information you can share via social media to help create awareness of MBC. Read more about the history of metastatic breast cancer awareness day and learn how you can take part:
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN): A Fact A Day
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN): History of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
- Glamour: This Breast-Cancer Ribbon Has a Different Take on Pink. Here’s What It Means
- NPR Health: Sunday Is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day