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Podcasts and Transcripts

In this section, listen to podcasts and download transcripts from past events for people living with metastatic breast cancer.

Close-Up on Support

04/29/2012

Explore the challenges and benefits of support from different sources while living with metastatic breast cancer including family and friends, community and peer groups, social media networks, professional therapists and religious and spiritual leaders.

Liver and Lung Mets

04/29/2012

Learn about treatments used to manage liver or lung metastasis, the tests used to assess treatment goals and clinical trials that may be available to you as part of your treatment plan.

Navigating Hormonal Therapies

04/29/2012

Learn about hormonal therapies used to manage estrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, the side effects you may experience and strategies to cope.

Work and Disability Issues: A User’s Guide

04/29/2012

Learn about your rights in the workplace after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis including necessary accommodations to your work setting and schedule.

Bone Mets

04/28/2012

Learn about the latest treatments to manage bone metastasis and control symptoms including bone pain, fractures, spinal compression and others. Gain information about the kinds of tests your provider may prescribe to assess bone strength and monitor treatment goals.

Controlling Worry

04/28/2012

Discover strategies to lower the stress and anxiety that may be experienced after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Fortifying Your Care Through Nutrition

04/28/2012

Learn about the dietary choices you can make to boost your immune system, support your caloric needs and complement your overall care and well-being as a woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Understand how appropriate choices help maintain nutritional balance as well as manage the symptoms and side effects of ongoing treatment.

Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

04/28/2012

Understand the specific treatments used to manage metastasis in women whose cancer tests negative for the estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors. Learn about standard of care treatments, pipeline research and ways you can influence research moving forward.

Perspectives on Metastatic Breast Cancer

04/28/2012

Hear from a panel of experts as they engage in lively dialogue about metastatic breast cancer and its care.

Medical Update: What's New in Breast Cancer Care

04/23/2012

Learn about the latest treatments for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer.

Living with Mets: What Young Women Need To Know

02/26/2012

A tailored session for young women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Learn helpful strategies on managing stress, maintaining a sense of normalcy during times of turmoil and ways to communicate needs and boundaries to others.

Medical Update: Metastatic Breast Cancer

02/25/2012

Get a medical and quality-of life-update, and learn about nagging side effects and how to manage them.

News from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

01/11/2012

Hear breaking news from the 34th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, one of the largest meetings for breast cancer research.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Eating Well for Feeling Good

Learn to use nutrition to improve your health and life during ongoing treatment. This program covers symptoms and side effects, nutrition needs and plans, and easy tips to get started.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accessing Clinical Trials

12/05/2011

Understand how clinical trials work and why they are important in advancing care. Explore the benefits of participation as well as your concerns.

The Role of Palliative Care: Exploring What’s Meaningful for You

10/24/2011

Learn about palliative care as part of an integrated approach to ongoing treatment, and understand how it differs from hospice care.

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Treatment Options

10/12/2011

Learn about the latest treatments to manage metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Responding to Family and Friends

10/01/2011

Discover how to give yourself permission to create boundaries or open doors to get the support you need, when and where you need it.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What's New? What's Tried? What's True?

10/01/2011

Learn about the different approaches for treating metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Facing Feelings and Fears

07/14/2011

Understand the complex feelings you may experience as a woman living with metastatic breast cancer.

Update from ASCO: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

06/22/2011

Get updates from the largest annual meeting of cancer doctors in the world.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Options

06/08/2011

Learn how researchers are developing new treatments for metastatic breast cancer, what’s been used through the years and how today’s therapies can help you get the maximum long-term benefit with the fewest number of side effects.

Bone Mets

05/01/2011

Learn about treatment options for breast cancer that has spread to the bones.Get strategies to limit side effects, manage bone pain and maintain bone strength.

Flying Solo: Managing Mets as a Single Woman

05/01/2011

Learn helpful strategies to help you cope, whether single, seperated, divorced or widowed.

Brain Mets

04/30/2011

Learn about treatment options for brain metastasis, why treatment choices may vary from person to person and how to manage side effect.

Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer & In the Pipeline: Understanding Drug Approval

04/30/2011

Dr. Oratz reviews the three major treatment options for metastatic breast cancer – hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and chemotherapy – when and how they are used and what each may mean for you in light of your unique circumstances. In the second half of this plenary, examine the steps involved in approving new medicines. Learn about different types of approval, the initial application, the research process, and what they mean for you.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment Update

02/26/2011

Hear the latest updates for treating metastatic breast cancer. Learn about the newest clinical research findings, including treatments for specific sites of metastases, and learn strategies to effectively manage pain and side effects.

Managing Advanced Breast Cancer: Research and Treatment Update

2008-11-01

Learn about the latest research and medical breakthroughs in hormonal, targeted and chemotherapy treatments for metastatic breast cancer, as well as results from recent clinical trials.

The Latest Advances in the Management of Advanced Breast Cancer

2008-10-08

Find out about the latest medical treatments to manage advanced (metastatic) breast cancer.

Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Family and Friends

In this publication, explore ways to talk about your needs, whether you are in treatment, have completed treatment or are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Family and Friends

2008-12-03

Explore ways to to communicate with family and friends about your needs, whether you are in treatment, have completed treatment or are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Mindfulness Meditation for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

01/19/2011

Explore the use of mindfulness meditation to achieve emotional balance while living with metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Treatment Options

11/13/2010

Hear about different approaches to treating metastatic breast cancer and why your doctor may suggest one treatment over another.

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

Learn about breast cancer treatment side effects that affect your quality of life including pain, nausea and changes in mood, weight and lifestyle.

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment and Research Update

Learn about treatments used to manage breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body such as the liver, lungs or bones.

Hormonal Treatment Options for Early-Stage and Advanced Breast Cancer

Understand how hormonal therapies are used to treat early-stage and metastatic breast cancer and the options available for pre- and postmenopausal women. Learn how tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors work, and get information on side effects.

Planning Ahead: Living Wills, Wills and Powers of Attorney

04-18-2009

Learn how powers of attorney, healthcare proxies, living wills and wills can empower you when metastatic breast cancer can make you feel powerless. Avoid healthcare and financial problems and take a practical approach to planning ahead.

Sexuality and Intimacy

04-18-2009

Learn how to get your physical and emotional needs met while managing metastatic breast cancer. Get practical strategies to connect with your intimate self for greater fulfillment and quality of life with or without a partner.

Managing Symptoms and Side Effects: Living Well Every Day

04-18-2009

Ongoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer can cause symptoms and side effects that may affect your day-to-day life. Learn strategies to manage fatigue, pain, nausea, insomnia, skin changes, neuropathy and more.

Maintaining Nutrition for Optimal Well-Being

04-19-2010

Good nutrition and a healthful lifestyle can help keep your body, mind and spirits strong. Understand how nutrition can support metastatic breast cancer treatment and lessen side effects.

Living with Uncertainty

04-19 -2009

Get information on how to manage your emotions when living with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, methods to cope, strategies to accommodate changes in treatment or diagnosis, ways to communicate and tips on where and how to find support.

Getting Relief: Pain Management Strategies

04-19-2010

Develop a plan to manage pain related to metastatic breast cancer. Speak openly about types of pain and treatments, how to take pain medicines and new methods to manage pain and side effects.

Brain Mets: Standard and Novel Treatments

04-18-2009

Learn about the latest treatments available for brain metastases and what’s in the pipeline for treatment and research. Gain insight on how to manage symptoms and side effects, and understand the tests that help your doctor measure treatment goals.

Bone Mets: Standard and Novel Treatments

04-19-2010

Explore treatment options for metastatic breast cancer to the bone, including surgery, radiation, hormonal and targeted treatments and chemotherapy. Gain insight on how to manage symptoms and side effects, including bone pain.

Treating Advanced Breast Cancer: Medical and Research News

04-18-2010

Get updated on the latest treatments for metastatic breast cancer. Understand groundbreaking research news, learn about treatments in the pipeline and find out about open clinical trials that will help doctors understand more about stage IV disease.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Coping with Changing Emotions

Learn to manage the fear and uncertainty that often come with living with metastatic breast cancer. Get information on coping strategies, getting support, communicating with family and friends and managing changes to breast cancer treatment.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Living Your “New Normal” Every Day

08/11/2010

Explore ways to adapt to and navigate the emotional and medical impact of ongoing treatment. Learn coping skills to juggle changes to your diagnosis, treatment plan or lifestyle. Find ways to strengthen your ability to be flexible when faced with change.

Creative Coping: Healing Through Writing

05/02/2010

Explore writing as an outlet for women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to express thoughts and feelings. Through a series of exercises, learn techniques to jump-start the writing process through journaling, poetry or memoir.

Liver and Lung Mets: Treatments and Strategies

05/02/2010

Learn about breast cancer that has spread to the liver or lungs. Explore the symptoms, treatment options and how the location of the metastases can affect treatment choices. Understand the tests and hear about promising research.

Ask-the-Expert Panel

05/01/2010

Hear how a panel of six experts answered questions from women living with metastatic breast cancer. The panel addresses medical and complementary therapies, symptom and side effect management and emotional and legal concerns.

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