As most people know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s a good reminder to women to practice breast self-examination and get a mammogram. But after 25 years of awareness, there is still too little research into curing the deadly form of breast cancer – Stage 4, or Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). In one-third of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, the cancer will spread another organ – often the liver, lungs, bones or brain. For these women, the fight will never end. Until researchers find a true cure, these women live with breast cancer, on chemotherapy, until the chemo stops working and they’re out of treatment options.
It’s time to change the conversation about breast cancer. Come and hear the inspiring (and sometimes even humorous) story of one woman’s journey with metastatic breast cancer. Join us at First District Health Unit in Minot on Monday, October 30 at 6:30 for ‘A More Intense Shade of Pink’. This free presentation by Renae Byre is part of the Living Beyond Breast Cancer project.