If you know someone who died from breast cancer, they died from metastatic (or stage 4) breast cancer. Metastasis occurs when cancer cells from the original cancer, such as breast cancer, invades lymph nodes and blood vessels near a tumor and spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver. On average, only 2% of the research funds raised by popular breast cancer fundraising movements goes towards researching metastasis. While important, their primary focus is on prevention, which does nothing to help those already diagnosed. Likewise, early detection does not impact those facing stage 4 breast cancer's death sentence. Lynda's Kause Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity raising money to address, educate, coordinate, and provide funding to ongoing metastatic research and support / care groups for metastatic patients. While some of these facts relate to breast cancer, Lynda's Kause does not focus solely on breast cancer ... our goal is to raise money to support researchers who devote their efforts to finding a cure for metastatic cancer.
- Nearly 100% of breast cancer deaths occur due to metastasis.
- Almost 100% of metastatic breast cancer patients will die from it.
- Many effective breast cancer treatments exist, but if the cancer metastasizes and spreads outside the breast, there is no cure.
- 30% of patients diagnosed with early stage breast cancer will eventually develop stage 4 breast cancer and die.
- More than 40,000 vibrant lives are lost each year in the US alone.
- 88% of all new breast cancer patients do not have a family history of breast cancer.
- 190,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
- Nearly 2,000 men are diagnosed every year.
- Cancer does not discriminate.
- Early menstrual history before age 12.
- Obesity and having children late in life over 35.
- High breast density.
- Heavy drinking and a sedentary lifestyle.
- Family history and inherited factors.