October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. During this holiday, they spread information about what cancer patients have to face and how they can be helped. Metastatic cancer is an early-stage breast cancer that has spread to other organs. The growth of the tumor leads to the fact that the cancer passes into the most difficult fourth stage.
In 2009, the House of Representatives and the Senate approved Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It is interesting how the proposal to hold such a day in October in general, as it turned out, is under consideration in the Senate. A group of nine patients and families came to Washington to demonstrate and picket for this cause. By their actions, they attracted public attention, and were able to achieve their original goal.
There is still no cure for metastatic breast cancer. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to this problem constantly, and not just on October 13th. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is for the public to gather and support all breast cancer patients. Finding a way on this day to promote this initiative is important in order to find a cure as soon as possible.
- in 1927, a West Virginia senator introduced a bill to reward a person who manages to find a cure for cancer;
- in 1993, a law is passed to revive the National Institutes of Health (NIH);
- in 2017, the number of cases of breast cancer increased in the United States: 150 new cases were diagnosed;
- in 2018, about two million women learned that they had breast cancer: this type of cancer is becoming the most common among women.
How to celebrate
At Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, try to learn more about cancer, become a volunteer, go to events dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. If you have the desire and resources, then consider studying at an oncology college. You can make a donation to organizations that fight cancer. If someone you know has breast cancer, be sure to contact them and provide support.
When is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is observed on October 13 each year.