Several years ago, MTB Cancer Foundation was created to serve the community. MTB provides alternative events throughout the year that raises cancer awareness and recognizes the important role of the individual in their fight against cancer.  While our events continue to develop, we continue to provide entertainment and inspiration. Helping those diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors has grown to become a permanent part of MTB and the community we serve.



Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the brave men, women and children that are diagnosed with cancer and survivors by raising awareness through our events. Our events include the Hampton Roads cancer awareness fashion show where all the models are diagnosed with cancer and survivors, the Cruising for Cancer Tour which is the always fun pub crawl and the Raise Your Voice karaoke contest. Through our events, our goal is to raise funds to provide assistance for those in need for their daily living expenses. 



Here are some quick facts about sarcoma:

  1. Sarcoma is very rare. Only 1 percent of all adult cancers are sarcomas. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates approximately 14,000 people will be diagnosed with sarcoma this year. In comparison, ACS estimates more than 228,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Soft tissue sarcoma is the more common of the two types. Bone sarcomas represent approximately 0.2 percent of cancer diagnoses.
  2. Sarcoma can develop nearly anywhere in the body. Common areas sarcoma tumors grow in include the legs, hands, arms, head, neck, chest, shoulders, abdomen and hips.
  3. There are approximately 50 subtypes of soft tissue sarcoma. Commons types are liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
  4. Sarcomas are difficult to detect and diagnose. Dr. Khemka notes, "Often they are painless growths or in parts of the body where we cannot see them, such as in the abdominal cavity or organs. Sometimes they are found when scans are being done for other reasons."
  5. The only way to diagnose soft tissue sarcoma is by biopsy. A sample of the tumor must be removed and examined under a microscope by a pathologist, who then makes the diagnosis.
  6. Sarcomas are more common in children and young adults than other cancers. According to the Sarcoma Alliance, 15 percent of childhood cancers are sarcomas. It estimates between 1,500 and 1,700 children in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.


Cancer color- Yellow

source: www.cancercenter.com



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