Submarine fountain to light up for World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day
World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is being commemorated on 13 October, and Cartagena is joining in the celebrations by lighting up the fountain of the replica of the Peral submarine on Paseo de Alfonso XIII in the colours of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Association, which are pink, emerald blue, light green and orange.
The aim is to give visibility to a little known disease and to the Association, which was born with the commitment to give 100% of the campaigns they carry out to direct research in CMM.
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER
This is a primary breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The most frequent sites of metastasis in MSC are: brain, liver, bone and lung. Currently, it is a disease that cannot be cured, with an average life expectancy of about 5 years.
Twenty percent of women with metastatic breast cancer are under the age of 40. With current treatments, many of them will not reach the age of 50, hence the need to invest more in research.