October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.
Even after the #MeToo movement hit its stride, support for these organizations still made up only a sliver of all charitable donations in 2018.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
Headlines that 70% of women with breast cancer don’t need chemo need to be heeded with caution: it’s a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.