Breast cancer conference helps those with metastatic breast cancer
Mar 27, 2012
The Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization recently announced it will be hosting its annual conference for women who are living with metastatic breast cancer. The conference, which will be held at Loews Hotel in Philadelphia on April 28, will address the challenges of living with this type of cancer for the patient, caregiver and family.
Attendees are expected to come from across the country, as they have done in the six years since it was established.
"Women living with metastatic breast cancer need targeted information that will help them make informed decisions and improve their quality of life," said Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, chief executive officer of Living Beyond Breast Cancer. "It is easier to find resources for early stage disease. LBBC is committed to meeting the needs of women facing metastatic breast cancer by producing this national conference."
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the United States.