#CancerCulture is a patient-led non-profit organization founded by breast cancer patients, a community of people affected by breast cancer who choose to live their lives fully and completely while accepting the highs and lows of a disease. We are, and will always be, for patients, by patients. The focus of the organization is to sound the alarm about the growing public health concern that is breast cancer. #CancerCulture uses art and storytelling to raise awareness, provoke and inspire change by bringing a hopeful view to the community and shining a light on the realities of the disease, all while creating a sense of community among patients, building bridges between those with early and late stage disease, and helping to fund life-saving metastatic breast cancer research.
#CancerCulture has gained a rapidly growing presence within the breast cancer community and is quickly becoming become a leader in the field. This multi-media outreach program is on a mission to redefine the face of this illness and reject the notion that breast cancer defines those who battle it.
Most people don’t realize how prevalent breast cancer is among women
will be diagnosed this year
Most people don’t realize how prevalent breast cancer is among women. 1 in 8 US women every year will be diagnosed this year, and of those, 30+% will go on to metastasize and die from the disease (approximately 42,000, 1% of those will be men) metastatic breast cancer.
will go on to metastasize and die from the disease.
MBC is a disease takes the lives of
people every day!
Metastatic breast cancer is a disease that takes the lives of 116 people every day! This statistic has only seen an increase over the last 10 years as more and more people are being diagnosed each day. The age of diagnosis is getting younger and these young patients, along with black and brown patients of all ages, are developing more aggressive forms of the disease.
Metastatic breast cancer continues to take the lives of those we love. While being the only fatal form of the disease, metastatic breast cancer research receives the least amount of funding of all breast cancer research. Of the billions of dollars raised to support research on an annual basis, it is projected that only 2-7% of it will help to fund research that is desperately needed to save lives.