Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer is published quarterly in conjunction with LBBC's quarterly newsletter, Insight. It contains updates on the latest treatment options, stories of people living with metastatic breast cancer and articles on issues such as symptoms and side effects, nutrition, fatigue, and more.
In this section, you can read articles about metastatic breast cancer from the back issues of this publication.
Three women living with metastatic breast cancer share how their body image changed as cancer treatment altered their bodies. They discuss weight gain, reconstruction, changes in shape of the breast, and how it felt to wear old clothes and buy new ones. A clinical nurse specialist and sexuality counselor tells our author how women can better anticipate the way breast cancer impacts the body, body image and self-confidence.
Breast oncology nurse navigator Sue Bowman, RN, OCN, CBCN, MSW, changed the course of her career because of her breast cancer experience. A nurse when she was diagnosed, Sue noticed that her hospital lacked the one-to-one personal support she craved. Four years later, she graduated with a degree in social work.
In this feature, read about the development of trastuzumab (Herceptin) for HER2-positive breast cancer and how it has changed the treatment landscape, research underway and targeted therapies in the pipeline. Women who have taken trastuzumab talk about how the medicine changed their breast cancer experience, and medical experts discuss the future of treatment for HER2-positive disease.
Hear what experts say about chemotherapy options for metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer and learn more about joining clinical trials to treat the disease. Read the stories of women living with metastatic TNBC and how they cope with the overwhelming emotions it brings.
Learn how people living with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer cope with managing emotions and making treatment decisions in partnership with their healthcare providers. Raquel Wernicke reflects on how working and volunteering, despite having stage IV breast cancer, allows her to remain fulfilled.
Learn about the role of peer support throughout one's breast cancer journey, including what it is, how it differs from and complements the kind of support received from healthcare professionals and where to obtain it. Discover in what ways connecting with someone like you can reduce your sense of isolation and empower you emotionally.
Get tips on building your breast cancer care team, reducing stress and anxiety and finding support after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Get practical tips from women living with the disease.
Heather Gladbach tells the story of how her metastatic diagnosis reset the calendar of her life. She writes about losing dreams and aspirations only develop new, more honest ones.
The Winter 2013/2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the role of peer support throughout a breast cancer journey and on less common forms of breast cancer. TeMaya Eatmon shares why and how she became involved in advocacy work for those affected by breast cancer.
Learn how to get your bearings after a diagnosis of stage IV disease, including how to build a healthcare team you trust with all aspects of your care, healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety, and where to find support that is meaningful to you. Practical tips are offered to help you get the care you want. Heather Gladbach, living with metastatic breast cancer, reflects on her hopes and aspirations with the coming of a new year.