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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.

A Day of Metastatic Awareness

Learn how Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Oct. 13) came to be nationally recognized and the role advocacy plays in the metastatic breast cancer community.

My Story: Surviving and Thriving With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Sharon Foster, a former pediatric oncology nurse diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, shares her tips for living a full life while managing metastatic disease. 

Insight, Fall 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the changing landscape of breast cancer research and on using complementary (integrative) therapies to relieve the physical and emotional symptoms of breast cancer and its treatments. Kathy Dawson shares why she volunteers for LBBC and advocates for support of LBBC through the Combined Federal Campaign.

Insight, Summer 2013

The summer 2013 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on breast cancer in older women and understanding a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Betty Solley shares how dragon boating has helped her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.

Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Summer 2013

Learn about the latest treatments to manage bone metastasis and control symptoms. Janie Taylor shares her poem on the beauty of life, and Susan Olds shares her story about keeping engaged in the world outside of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Managing Bone Mets: Medical and Quality-of-Life Issues

Learn about symptoms, treatment options and other aspects of managing metastatic breast cancer that is in the bone. 

My Story: An Artful Life

Susan B. Olds writes about how creativity and art helped her cope with her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer. 

The Beauty of Life: A Poem by Janie Taylor

This a poem Janie Taylor wrote for our Summer 2013 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Insight, Spring 2013

The spring 2013 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter features stories on the duration of tamoxifen therapy for women with ER positive, early-stage breast cancer as well as long-term survivorship. Vernell Kelly shares her story about how she supported loved ones, learned how to accept support for herself and became active in making African-American women aware of their risk after a breast cancer diagnosis. 

Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Spring 2013

Learn about palliative care and how it helps manage physical and mental symptoms. Sherri West shares her story about maintaining balance and taking control after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.