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MUSA MAYER and DONNA PELLETIER:
LIVING with METASTATIC BREAST CANCER and
NATIONAL METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY
This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guests are (L to R) MUSA MAYER, M.S., M.F.A., a 21-year breast cancer survivor, patient advocate, and lead author of the BRIDGE survey (Bridging Gaps, Expanding Outreach – Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Survey); and DONNA PELLETIER, a patient living with metastatic breast cancer for five years.
The public face of breast cancer has mainly been focused on survivorship and early detection, with little attention given to the women living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced stage of the disease that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Through the efforts of breast cancer advocates nationwide, United States Congress passed a national proclamation of October 13th as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. October 13th symbolizes a call to action to give those living with advanced disease a greater voice and visibility in the breast cancer community.
Photos: Courtesy of Musa Mayer and Donna Pelletier. Subject to copyright.