Cate Edwards, daughter of former presidential candidate John Edwards and the late Elizabeth Edwards who lost her battle with advanced breast cancer, joined us live to talk about the program 'Count Us, Know Us, Join Us.'
An estimated 250,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer (ABC) each year. Women living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer have very different needs and challenges than those with early stage breast cancer. Cate Edwards knows this all too well as she supported her mother, Elizabeth Edwards, while she was living with advanced breast cancer. This is why she joined the 'Count Us, Know Us, Join Us' program which supports this unique community. Shaped by input from 13 cancer advocacy organizations and Novartis Oncology, Count Us, Know Us, Join Us (Count Us) was created to address the unique needs of the ABC community. A survey from Count Us, Know Us, Join Us called “Make Your Dialogue Count” helps us better understand how patients, providers and caregivers in the United States can improve their communication
For more information: Advanced Breast Cancer Community