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EP 812 When Breast Cancer Spreads

Summary: Listen in to learn what it's like to have metastatic breast cancer, how common it is, and other facts you should know.
Air Date: 11/1/16
Duration: 36:02
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Joan Mancuso
Joan-ManuscoJoan Mancuso has been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2007. As a volunteer at SHARE she answers the helpline and facilitates a national, telephone support group for those living with metastatic breast cancer.

Joan also contributes stories about scientific research for advanced breast cancer to SHARE’s Mets Matters newsletter. She is an advocate and represents SHARE as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and reviewer of scientific grant proposals at Columbia University’s Institute for Cancer Genetics.

Joan is also a member of the Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence at Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, where she reviews clinical trial design. She also has a seat on the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, where she represents the Abramson Cancer Center group. Joan is an affiliate member of the American Association for Cancer Research and a graduate of their Scientist Survivor Program.
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/SHARECancerSupport
  • Guest Twitter Account: @SHAREing
EP 812 When Breast Cancer Spreads
During October, you hear a lot about breast cancer... about the importance of early detection and the possibility of surviving the disease.

But, how much have you heard about metastatic breast cancer? This is when the cancer starts in the breast and spreads to other organs. This type is not curable and treatment can last a lifetime.

To truly beat this disease, we need to learn more about this deadly type of breast cancer and those who live with it.

Joan Mancuso has been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2007. She's a volunteer at SHARE, a survivor-led organization that provides support, information and resources to women affected by breast and ovarian cancers.

Listen in to learn what it's like to have metastatic breast cancer, how common it is, and other facts you should know.

Also in this episode, Dr. Roizen covers the latest health headlines you should know for your best RealAge.

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