The Cancer Couch

(WTNH)-Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera talks about why she started The Cancer Couch and her battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. 6-10 % are diagnosed at Stage 4 from the beginning (de novo), the rest are diagnosed at Stages 1-3 (early). 30% of those diagnosed with early stage breast cancer will eventually be re-diagnosed with mbc (Stage 4). There is no cure for Stage 4. People living with this will be in treatment for the rest of their shortened lives. More than 40,000 people die each year from mbc in the US alone. Very little of the funding for breast cancer research goes to studying treatment for mbc. Many “metsters” feel, due to this lack of funding and awareness about this stage of the disease, that they are being left to die. 
The Cancer Couch Foundation is volunteer run, privately funded, and all donations are matched by the institutions they fund. Not only do 100% of donations and event proceeds go straight to the cause – your money is doubled – packing twice the punch in half the time! “
cancer couch The Cancer Couch

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