Each year, 26,370 cases of breast cancer in Spain are detected, a third of which tend to move to the metastatic states of the disease.
Metastatic breast cancer it does not constitute a death and patients can get "good quality of life" and carry "normality" their social and work relations, according to Europa Press, the specialist medical and breast cancer archaeologist at Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Noelia Martínez Jáñez.
Each year, 26,370 cases of breast cancer in Spain are detected, a third of which tend to move to the metastatic states of the disease. In addition to this, it is added that, of cases diagnosed every year, between five and ten percent already present metastasis in the initial diagnosis.
At present, metastatic breast cancer is an incredible disease, so treatments have been aimed at extending the survival of patients while maintaining a good quality of life. "The treatment is not healthy, but palliative, but this does not mean that its survival is limited", said the doctor.
Even Martinez Jáñez has said that women with metastatic breast cancer can lead life like people with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. And, in relation to survival, these patients are rare Differences from those with early breast cancer, although they die from the disease.
"THE LIFE IS NOT CHANGING"
"Life is not at risk, there are many treatments and it is necessary that these patients are that their lives in the short and medium term are not at risk", the doctor has insisted. In fact, a number of studies have shown that women with metastatic breast cancer often feel lonely and even marginalized within the breast cancer community, as this stage of & # 39; r ill health is still "great anonymous".
Immediately with the aim of publicizing the disease, Pzer, with the approval of the Breast Cancer Federation (FECMA), has made available to a number of Spanish hospitals, including Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, the exhibition A word Merch has a life, where a selection of poems and pictures of the metastatic breast cancer dictionary is collected.
"It is to tell patients and family members of this disease, which is heard a lot but very much heard. There are many women who are" n live with metastatic breast cancer telling us in the consultations that they do not feel recognized in the campaigns and in the information that is spread out about the disease, as the focus is always a cancer the breast, but the higher step is not mentioned, and the differences are very large ", the doctor has settled.