Friday, October 30, 2015

On November 4th join a discussion on cancer and careers

In recent years, there has been tremendous progress toward extending and improving the quality of life for patients with cancer. However, this progress gives way to an entirely new range of workplace issues impacting patients, families and employers. In particular, those living with metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to other parts of the body, have an additional set of circumstances and decisions to face.

Susan G. Komen Utah and the Women’s Leadership Institute cordially invite you to participate in Utah’s first-ever interactive lunch discussion about cancer and careers. All attendees will have an opportunity to share personal insight and general guidance about how employers and families can create a supportive environment for cancer patients to better address their unmet needs.

The event will also include a brief presentation by Rebecca Nellis, Chief Mission Officer for Cancer and Careers, a national organization that strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working cancer patients. Cancer and Careers provides expert advice, interactive tools and educational events to educate people with cancer about how they can thrive in their workplaces.
  • Approximately 6-10% of new breast cancer cases are initially Stage IV or metastatic
  • The number of people living with metastatic breast cancer in the US is estimated to be more than 155,000, but no statistics are currently collected
  • It is estimated that 20-30% of all breast cancer cases will become metastatic
  • Median survival after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis is three years. Median survival in 1970 was 18 months
  • Men do get breast cancer and represent approximately 1% of the new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the US

Salt Lake Chamber
175 East 400 South #600
Salt Lake City, UT  84111
Wednesday, November 4
Registration & Lunch – 12:30 p.m.
Discussion – 1:15 p.m.
Including panelist,
Your perspective on this issue matters a great deal, and your insight can help others who are facing similar personal and professional challenges. We highly encourage you to join us for this unique event. Join in on the conversation via #MetsMattersInUtah

 RSVP with Marsha Boam at 801-990-1157 or

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