Last weekend, Fifth Season Financial attended the Ninth Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Philadelphia. The conference is designed to bring the most up-to-date information, support and practical resources to help women live well with stage IV breast cancer.
This conference focuses exclusively on the needs of a woman living with advanced breast cancer. The doctors, researchers, nurses and mental health providers who spoke at this event have a special interest in metastatic breast cancer and work on the cutting edge of medicine and research.
Metastatic Breast Cancer By the Numbers
- Approximately 250,000 women will be diagnosed with advanced or metastatic breast cancer this year (15% of all diagnoses)
- 3 out of 10 women with breast cancer will eventually develop advanced or metastatic disease
- 1 in 6 women with breast cancer who have no history of the disease will also be diagnosed as metastatic
- Metastases are responsible for 90% of breast cancer-related deaths
- Only 15% of those with metastatic breast cancer will be alive after 5 years
The event was a huge success and allowed Fifth Season Financial to talk to many brave women about their everyday struggle living with metastatic breast cancer. We were very touched and inspired by the women we met.
Inspired by Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Inspired by the many women we spoke with at the conference, Fifth Season Financial is launching our Mothers’ Day Gourmet Give Away Contest. We are looking forward to giving away a $250 gift card to a lucky mother to use towards her favorite restaurant, spa or supermarket.
During the event, we received some very positive feedback on our Funds For Living Program and are confident that we will be able to help provide financial assistance to the women we spoke with.
We are looking forward to supporting and building strong relationships with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and helping more women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer regain financial control, so they can focus on what’s most important – their health and families.