IT IS hard to miss the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month. There is pink everywhere and there are many stories of survival.
Yet often forgotten during October are the thousands of Australian women living with incurable breast cancer. I am one of those women.
Secondary breast cancer, also known as advanced, metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer, is when the cancer has spread from the original site in the breast to other parts of the body such as the bones, lungs, or liver. Secondary breast cancer is currently incurable although it can be treated and managed, sometimes for many years.
This year, breast cancer network Australia ( BCNA) is acknowledging secondary breast cancer awareness day for the first time in Australia on Monday.
If you, or someone you love, has recently been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, please visit BCNA’s website www.bcna.org.au for support. Lyn Grimes,