More than 280,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. And many of them will survive and thrive, but those with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, TNBC, have a far less optimistic outlook. Joining me to talk about metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and the outlook for women living with this disease, Ricki Fairley, the CEO and co-founder of Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a Stage 3A TNBC survivor, and Dr. Monique Gary of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program.
Up to 11% of new breast cancer cases are initially stage IV or metastatic. While there have been many advances in treatment, metastatic breast cancer remains incurable. Despite treatment advancements, metastatic breast cancer continues to take the lives of approximately 113 people in the US every day. Dr. Denise Yardley Senior Investigator, Breast Cancer Research Program, Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Tennessee Oncology has some positive news for advanced breast cancer patients.
This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Dr. Judy Salerno is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and for setting Komen’s strategic vision
MPH, CHIEF MISSION OFFICER, SUSAN G. KOMEN — BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
This week on TALK! with AUDREY: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – CHANDINI PORTTEUS, MPH, Chief Mission Officer, Susan G. Komen Foundation is my guest. This is an ideal time to discuss what we have learned from more than 30 years of research and what that means in terms of prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer today, as well as the challenges still faced in the mission to end breast cancer forever.
Do you know someone affected by breast cancer? No doubt we all do, and sometimes it’s hard to know how to help.
Betty Dedon, is a breast cancer survivor and the Product & Marketing Manager, Women’s Health Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc, we talked about how early detection of breast cancer is important.
FujiFilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are working together to raise awareness and encourage all women to understand the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The partnership recently launched Images of Health, a campaign designed to provide educational resources and support for breast cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones.
THE MAYO CLINIC BREAST CANCER BOOK
This week on TALK! with AUDREY: A breast cancer diagnosis is a lightning bolt of panic and confusion. What do I do first? How do I know that I’m getting good care? Will I be okay? DR. LYNN HARTMANN a Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic and AssociateDirector for Education of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, joins me to talk about THE MAYO CLINIC BREAST CANCER BOOK. This comprehensive guide will help women and their families better understand the disease, make informed decisions regarding treatments, and cope with the emotional and physical effects of breast cancer.FacebookTwitterGoogle-plus
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.