"If we spent our precious research dollars on metastatic disease, rather than early stage disease, we could save so many lives, and spare so many families from the trauma of losing a loved one to cancer."
I was diagnosed in 2014.
It’s About Time that we adequately funded metastatic research, across organs of origin.
My name is Beth Caldwell, and I’m a cofounder of MET UP, an organization dedicated to changing the landscape of metastatic cancer through direct action. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, and I will die of my disease unless research dollars are shifted from treating early stage patients, to treating those of us facing a death sentence. Metastasis is so poorly understood that we don’t have adequate treatments for it, and it causes 90% of all cancer deaths across organs of origin.
If we spent our precious research dollars on metastatic disease, rather than early stage disease, we could save so many lives, and spare so many families from the trauma of losing a loved one to cancer. Congress needs to understand the science of cancer, so they can direct funding where can do the most good: keeping metastatic patients alive.
I’d like to see my youngest child start kindergarten, and the only thing that can make that dream a reality is metastatis research.
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