Metastatic breast cancer remains today, despite the advances in research and the daily effort of many professionals, the first cause of death in women between 35 and 50 years. It is estimated that they died last year 6,621 people as a consequence of this pathology, many women, and some men.
On the occasion of World Tumor Day, which is celebrated today, the
Metastatic Breast Cancer Association calls for research and greater ease of access to treatments, similar to that found in neighboring European countries.
Metastatic breast cancer is one that has spread to other parts of the body in the form of metastases, usually in the bones, lungs, liver and brain.
And today it is incurable, so it is aspired to make it chronic.
For people with breast cancer, the greatest enemy is time. Waiting for treatment for three months increases the risk of death, he says Pilar Fernandez Pascual, President of this association.
To do this, they request streamline diagnostics through the study of markers and liquid biopsies; be able to access treatments and be able participate in trials regardless of where we live; that the approval of new drugs or treatments be expedited, without any type of unnecessary restriction, and their incorporation into the protocol of our hospitals, and that they study our casuistry and tumors, which would refine and personalize treatments while limiting the waste of resources.
And another claim. In the middle of the campaign of the so-called pink month, they claim that the story of this cancer “is not what is being told.”
The message of exacerbated positivisms, «if you fight you heal»Is very good in the« private consultation, but it is tremendous that, in addition to the backpack of the disease, we have to carry another that we haven’t fought enough», Warns Pilar.
The message is that it is about continuing to live with quality of life
“By putting on the handkerchief well I’m not going to be cured,” adds Pilar.