In the Spring 2014 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, three women living with triple-negative metastatic disease share how they cope with making treatment choices and managing emotions. Medical oncologists dispel the myth that there are not many effective treatment options for the disease by emphasizing the array of effective chemotherapy treatments available to improve care and by discussing the role of clinical trials. They share how they make the best treatment decisions in partnership with those they care for, with the goal of managing the disease, lessening negative side effects and improving quality of life.
Also in this issue: A mother of two young daughters, Raquel Wernicke, shares how working and volunteering, despite having stage IV breast cancer, allow her to feel fulfilled. Rather than seeing herself as a "survivor" or a "fighter," she perceives herself as a woman with strong faith who "moves forward no matter what comes [her] way."