For about 200,000 women and men nationwide, living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) — the most advanced form of breast cancer that spreads from the breasts and underarm lymph nodes to other vital parts of the body — means knowing you have an incurable condition that most people don't understand.
In fact, in some cases, it's more than just a lack of understanding: 50 percent of people in a recent Pfizer Oncology survey said they believe that breast cancer gets worse because patients didn't take the right preventive measures or treatment.
That's why these five inspirational women decided to share their stories. They want to educate the more than 60 percent of people who admit to knowing little or nothing about MBC.
They have families, they have careers and they're not letting MBC stop them from doing anything — it's just something they know they'll have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Get ready to meet five (super)women and see their stunning portraits as part of the Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told project.