BCAM: October 25th

THE DATA IS THERE—USE IT!

No Half Measures

I’ve mentioned the SEER program a few times this month and promised to share more. Well, here it is! SEER stands for “Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program.” and can be accessed here. The bill that created it was signed by President Nixon, so it’s been around for a long time. Any database that has been around for that long and contains that much information is bound to have some issues and updating it can be complicated.

So, what’s the big deal for those of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)?

Here’s how Adiba puts it …

Fighting in the shadows is a good way of putting the fact that there is no reliable data to count those of us living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), especially those who have progressed from an early stage diagnosis to Stage IV. Additionally, our deaths are not always counted because there are…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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