New documentary shows real truth of breast cancer
Aug 31, 2011
With breast cancer awareness month beginning in October, W Network in Canada and the OWN network in the U.S. will be broadcasting the premier of the new film, About Her, Broadcaster magazine reports.
The documentary features the brave and compelling truthful accounts of young women across Canada that have been diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer, one of the most aggressive forms of the disease.
According to the source the film shows nine young women battling the disease and all the ups-and-downs that come with it.
"It was such an honor to make this film," director Phyllis Ellis told the magazine. "Spending time with these courageous women and documenting their stories was a deeply moving and unforgettable experience. To be able to witness their incredible strength, spirit and determination was a real privilege."
According to the source almost 500 women in Canada and more than 5,000 women in the U.S. under the age of 45 will battle the aggressive HER2+, while 1 in 8 women are predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org.