Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Fall 2017

Our fall 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at how metastatic breast cancer can affect sex and intimacy, both physically and emotionally. It provides information about talking to current or potential partners, and healthcare providers, about these sensitive, but important issues. It features accounts from women who have faced sexual problems after being diagnosed, and expertise from Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist.

Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Summer 2017

Our summer 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at the many types of loss people with metastatic breast cancer experience, and how to cope with those losses. This issue also features a Q&A with Mary Jennings Smith. Mary has metastatic inflammatory breast cancer and is passionate about spreading awareness of this little-understood form of breast cancer.

Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Spring 2017

Our spring 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at what happens when breast cancer spreads to the bones. Bone metastases can be painful, but you have options for easing discomfort and  treating the cancer. 

This issue also features a Q&A with Jacqueline Breedlove. When Jacqueline was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she was reluctant to talk about it with others. But after being diagnosed with metastatic disease, she became an outspoken advocate. She now volunteers in LBBC's Hear My Voice program. 

Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Winter 2016/2017

Our winter 2016/2017 issue of Insights on Metastaticinfo-icon Breast Cancer takes a look at the importance of making goals and celebrating milestones when you have metastatic breast cancer. In this feature, three women talk about how they've found meaning and fulfillment in their lives after their diagnoses.

Fall 2016

Our fall 2016 Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer takes a look at genomic testing, a promising new approach to treatment currently being studied. This feature highlights the difference between genomic and genetic testing and how genomic testing impacts women with advanced breast cancer.

Summer 2016

The summer 2016 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer is for, and about, caregivers. In our cover story, "What Your Loved One Wants (and Doesn’t Want) From a Caregiver," experts discuss what people with metastatic breast cancer need, and how their caregivers can better meet those needs.

Spring 2016

Our cover story, “Talking With Children About Metastatic Breast Cancer,” offers helpful ideas and suggestions from  Cynthia Moore, PhD and moms with advanced breast cancer on shaping a conversation about MBC with your kids.  Also included is an uplifting Q&A with Michele Anderson, who describes her experience as a participant in the LBBC Writing the Journey

Winter 2015 / 2016

“A Primer on Hormonal Therapies in Metastatic Breast Cancer” outlines the basics of this treatment for hormone receptor-positive disease and provides a look at new and emerging therapies.  In the Q&A, Doris Ann Price talks about how her metastatic diagnosis  motivated her to advocate for herself and for others.

Summer 2015

In this issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, read about treatment decision-making when side effects become too much.

Spring 2015

In this issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, learn about the process of applying for disability benefits after a stage IV diagnosis and read the stories and advice of women who have applied in the past.

Winter 2014/2015

In this issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, women who experienced depression after a stage IV diagnosis share their stories and tips for coping with the emotional side effect. Experts on depression and metastatic breast cancer discuss its causes, how it may feel or appear, how to recognize symptoms and where you can go to find the support you need. 

Fall 2014

In the Fall 2014 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, women coping with insomnia and fatigue share their tips and experiences. Medical professionals weigh in on the causes of both side effects, from anticancer medicines to emotional side effects like depression and anxiety. Learn how to manage insomnia and fatigue with medical or nonmedical therapies.