TodayMyWay, A Website Offering Support To ‘Forgotten’ Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients, Officially Launches
TodayMyWay.ie, an online resource devoted to supporting and educating patients with metastatic breast cancer, and their friends and families, has officially launched.
Metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer cells have spread to other parts of your body, away from the breast. It is also known as advanced or secondary breast cancer.
For many of these women, a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can leave them feeling isolated or alone.
They can be uncertain of what the path forward might look like or where to turn for support.
Additionally, they can feel excluded from many of the conversations about breast cancer, which are often centred around recovery.
The goal of TodayMyWay.ie is to offer holistic support to patients who have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer as well as their loved ones, and to remind them that they are not alone on their journey.
It houses information related to diagnosis and treatment as well as advice for living well with the illness.
TodayMyWay aims to give these women a voice and show that they are not alone on their journey.
Aine Murphy is just one of the thousands of women in Ireland living with metastatic breast cancer. Commenting on the launch of TodayMyWay, she said:
“When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I had no idea of what to expect.
I had never met anyone else with this illness and I didn’t know where to find reliable information.
I was scared, confused and alone.
Once I reached out and accessed support, however, it allowed me to release many of my worries and realise that I was not alone.
TodayMyWay is an essential tool for anyone who has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. It can help both patients and their loved ones navigate this journey and assist them in keeping positive and well.”
Metastatic breast cancer refers to breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is also sometimes referred to as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 cancer. While treatable, it cannot be cured.
According to the Irish Cancer Society, approximately 700 Irish women present with metastatic breast cancer every year. There are estimated to be around 3,200 women living with the disease in Ireland.
Professor Janice Walshe, consultant oncologist at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, added:
“Hundreds of Irish women are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer each year but yet it remains a misunderstood illness.
It is important that patients and their loved ones can easily access information related to managing the illness and that’s why TodayMyWay is such an invaluable resource.
In talking about metastatic breast cancer, we can help demystify it and ensure that no woman going through this feels alone or unsupported.”
The launch has been timed to coincide with Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, which takes place on October 13th and aims to increase awareness of the illness.
TodayMyWay.ie is proudly supported by Novartis.