October, as most people know, is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People everywhere become extremely active in raising awareness of this disease, which affects about 1 in 8 U.S women and about 1 in 1000 U.S. men every year. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. About 155,000 people are currently estimated to be living with this stage of breast cancer.
On this episode we take a closer look at what metastatic breast cancer is, how you can feel empowered to live well with this disease and why raising awareness of it is important—not just on October 13th, but all year long.