Mercy Health - Cincinnati to Participate in It's About Time Campaign to Raise Awareness of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is taking part in the It's About Time campaign to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), encourage the development of more treatments to help metastatic patients live longer and drive recognition and support of those managing this disease.

Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from MBC. MBC - cancer that travels from the breast and spreads to other parts of the body - is treatable but not curable. Though exact statistics are unknown, an estimated quarter of a million women and men are living with the disease in the United States. Those with MBC face challenges different from those with early stage breast cancer because MBC patients are always in treatment.

You can join Mercy Health and It's About Time on Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Thursday, October 13. Beginning at 9:13 a.m. and continuing at 13 minutes past the hour for 13 hours, It's About Time will host a conversation at https://www.facebook.com/ItsAboutTimeMBC/. Women living with MBC and their families will talk about living with the condition.

Mercy Health will host a live conversation about MBC on at https://www.facebook.com/mercyswohio/ at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13. Participating in the live video stream are:
• Susan J. Brown, PhD, RN, Executive Director, Mercy Health - Cincinnati Oncology Service Line
• Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, OHC - Medical Oncologist
• Mike Boehmer, widower of seven-year metastatic breast cancer patient Tami Boehmer

The panel will share its experiences with patients and families living with metastatic breast cancer. They will discuss the difference between early-stage cancer and metastatic disease and the support and treatment available for those with advanced-stage disease and their families, including palliative and hospice care and end-of-life discussions. We will then open up to questions submitted during the livestream and in advance to mjboehmer@mercy.com.