109 US People (Women AND MEN ) Die Every Day from Metastatic Breast Cancer and Are Ignored; Orangutan Dies from Metastatic Breast Cancer and Makes News…

109 US people (women AND MEN ) die every day from metastatic breast cancer and are ignored; Orangutan dies from metastatic breast cancer and makes news

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Per this article:

09/10/2014 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Eli, a 24-year-old male orangutan at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, has died from metastatic breast cancer. He is one of three orangutans known to have had breast cancer and the only male. A tumor was removed after the cancer was diagnosed in 2011, but recent symptoms led to an exploratory surgery, and Eli died during the procedure. Preliminary data indicate the cancer had reached his liver and neck. “We were hoping to find something fixable,” said veterinarian Nancy Carpenter. “The staff worked tirelessly, but the mass in his neck was blocking his airway, and he succumbed.”

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3 thoughts on “109 US People (Women AND MEN ) Die Every Day from Metastatic Breast Cancer and Are Ignored; Orangutan Dies from Metastatic Breast Cancer and Makes News…

  1. njbookwoman says:

    This is gold!

    Ginny Knackmuhs VP, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

    mbcn.org 201-280-9507

    “..fighting for treatments to extend life and make metastatic breast cancer a truly chronic disease like diabetes or HIV/AIDS”

    ________________________________

  2. katherinembc says:

    In hindsight, I believe we have been taking the wrong approach.

    Clearly, the best way to draw attention to the fact that 109 US people (women and men) die every day from metastatic breast cancer is to convince people we are orangutans and therefore newsworthy….

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