Let us answer your questions about BAYS.
I’m over 45 now, but was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was under 45, can I join BAYS-MITC?
Yes! As long as you were 45 or under at the time of diagnosis you can join BAYS-MITC.
What do I get if I join BAYS-MITC? What should I anticipate when I join BAYS-MITC as far as support?
The core of BAYS is peer support. We have an active Slack group where you can connect with other people in the Bay Area, ask questions, or just share and vent. We also host virtual and in-person support groups four times a month, and host other fun events throughout the year. Everything you share within BAYS-MITC is completely confidential.
I’m trans and diagnosed with breast cancer, is BAYS a safe space for me? I’m part of the LGBTQIA+ community and am diagnosed with breast cancer, is BAYS a safe space for me?
Absolutely. We at BAYS-MITC are passionate about providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for all breast cancer patients and survivors.
I live outside the Bay Area, can I join BAYS-MITC?
We think of the Bay Area very broadly, so we welcome anyone within 2-3 hours of the area, including Sacramento. Alternatively, if you live outside of the Bay Area, but receive treatment at a Bay Area based hospital, you also qualify to join BAYS.
Is there someone in BAYS-MITC with my diagnosis?
BAYS has 650+ members each diagnosed with breast cancer. While every diagnosis is unique, members can find people with similar diagnosis and/or similar treatment regimens. Regardless of your journey, our members can relate and offer a wealth of knowledge from their experiences.
I’ve been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Does BAYS-MITC have any specialized support for me?
Yes, Mets in the City (MITC) is our support group for members that have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. MITC members are welcome at all BAYS events and groups, but they also meet separately.
I am out of treatment. Can I still join BAYS?
Yes, BAYS offers support for young breast cancer survivors who have completed treatment in addition to those undergoing treatment.