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In this section, listen to podcasts and download transcripts from past events for women 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.

Bone Mets: Treatments and Strategies

05/01/2010

Learn about standard and new therapies for breast cancer bone metastases and the tests your doctors use to monitor effectiveness of treatment. Hear how to manage side effects, protect and strengthen bones and enhance your quality of life.

Communicating with Children about Metastatic Breast Cancer

05/01/2010

This workshop explores how children are impacted by a parent’s metastatic breast cancer diagnosis and what they need to cope. Ms. Hermann provides practical strategies for communicating effectively with your children to help them understand what’s happening and feel safe and secure despite changes to family roles or routines.

Confronting Tough Decisions: Using Your Inner Compass as a Guide

05/01/2010

We often feel overwhelmed and unsure when confronted with decisions. Learn to better navigate through choices related to a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis and adapt to change by using your inner compass as a guide.

Managing Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

05/01/2010

Get the emerging news on research for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, or breast cancer that tests negative for estrogen, progesterone and HER2. Learn about standard treatments; cutting-edge therapies; and ways to manage common symptoms and treatment side effects.

Treating Advanced Breast Cancer: Medical and Research News

05/01/2010

Learn about treatments for metastatic breast cancer, and understand how groundbreaking research could impact you. Explore treatments in the pipeline. Find out about open clinical trials that help doctors learn more about metastatic disease.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Living in the Moment to Live Fully Every Day

2/28/2010

Explore approaches to living every day fully while living with metastatic breast cancer. Learn coping methods to help you live with and beyond your fears and better understand how to express your needs.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Medical and Research News

02/27/2010

Learn the latest medical treatments for metastatic breast cancer, including novel therapies for brain mets, liver mets, lung mets and bone mets. Hear an update on clinical research, and explore how to communicate effectively with your healthcare.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Communicating with Your Healthcare Team

11/14/2009

Dr. Michaelson explains how to get the most out of time with your doctor, communicate your concerns, get answers to your “hard” questions and plan for your care if you are living with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. Understand when and how to get a second opinion and how to get support from your healthcare team.

From the Bench to the Bedside: What Today’s Research Means for Tomorrow

11/14/2009

Learn about new advances in early-stage and metastatic breast cancer treatment and how they could affect the future of breast cancer care. Dr. Sledge discusses personalized medicine, breakthroughs in molecular and targeted therapies and survivorship plans.

Hormonal Therapies: Before, During and After Breast Cancer

11/14/2009

Learn about hormonal treatment options for early-stage and advanced breast cancer. Understand the importance of taking medicine as prescribed, how to manage side effects and how to find financial assistance if cost is a barrier.

Research and You: Understanding Clinical Trials

10/21/2009

Understand how to access clinical trials, who and when to ask about them, the benefits and risks of participating and what trials are available in metastatic breast cancer. Learn about current research on how breast cancer metastasis develops, including brain metastasis.

Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment Update: Medical and Quality-of-Life News

10/14/2009

Explore breakthrough therapies for metastatic breast cancer, including triple-negative breast cancer and BRCA-caused cancers; bisphosphonates for bone metastases; and medicines that target HER2 and blood vessel growth.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Living with Uncertainty

02/28/2009

One of the greatest challenges of living well with metastatic breast cancer is managing the feelings of uncertainty that often accompany a new treatment or symptom. Ms. Hughes speaks compassionately about the process of grieving your changed life, suggests ways to cope and shares language to help your loved ones understand your feelings.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Medical and Quality-of-Life Updates

02/28/2009

Understand the factors that can affect your prognosis if you have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Get information about the latest clinical trials, chemotherapy and treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer.

What's New? Breaking News from the 31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

1/26/2009

Get a breakdown of findings from one of the largest annual meetings of breast cancer experts in the world. Learn treatment updates for early and metastatic breast cancer, find out about emerging molecular therapies and understand the role of personalized medicine.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Coping with Your Emotions

08/06/2008

Learn how a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can affect your quality of life both physically and psychologically.

Medical and Research Update for Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer

05/03/2008

Learn about the latest medical research on advanced (metastatic) breast cancer from one of the nation's leading medical experts. Hear about some of the latest chemotherapy and targeted therapy options for women living with advanced disease.

Your Well-Being: Complementary Approaches

05/03/2008

Get information on how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be used to help manage symptoms and side effects of metastatic breast cancer.

Candidly Speaking: Talking to Your Family about Advanced Breast Cancer

02/23/2008

Learn methods for communicating effectively, and get tips on finding the information and support you need to talk more comfortably with your family.

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