Sponsors: Senator Williams, Senator Martinez Humenik, Representative Sias, Representative Michaelson Jenet
This resolution designated October 13, 2017 as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.” Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). Although metastatic breast cancer has spread to another part of the body, it’s considered and treated as breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer, also referred to as stage IV breast cancer, has no known cure. There is no stage after stage IV. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated, sometimes for many years, but it cannot be cured. Distant metastases are the cause of about 90% of deaths due to breast cancer. This is such an important cause, and I am proud that we have brought increased awareness to the issue with this resolution.