The Winter 2018/2019 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer features “Listen to Your Body: Staying Physically Active After a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis.” We spoke to women who enjoy hiking, running, aerobic fitness classes and other activities about what how they had to adjust with diagnosis and treatment. We also spoke with the president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, cancer exercise specialist Sami Mansfield, and breast oncologist Pallav K. Mehta, MD, about considerations and techniques for staying active.
The Fall 2018 Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer includes an article on medical marijuana, an increasingly available option for people struggling with side effects, but one that is not well understood. Medical marijuana is banned by the federal government, but many states now allow it. This article brings up some of the questions you should ask if you are interested in medical marijuana including legal concerns, how it could affect your job and whether it seems to help people with your side effects. It features interviews with Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM, a medical oncologist with a specialty in hospice and palliative medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, and Joanna Morales, Esq, the CEO of Triage Cancer, as well as three women who have used medical marijuana for side effects.
Our spring 2018 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at CDK 4/6 inhibitors, medicines that are being used more and more to treat hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. It features accounts from women who have taken these medicines and expertise from healthcare providers. This issue also features a Q&A with Matt Hines, whose wife, April Hines, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2016.
Our winter 2017/2018 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at the financial cost of metastatic breast cancer, and how to pay for treatment that can seem impossible to afford. It features accounts from women who have faced financial issues because of metastatic breast cancer, and expertise from Joanna Morales, Esq, CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit providing education and resources for cancer survivorship, and associate professor of medicine at Duke University Yousuf Zafar, MD.
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.
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.
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.
Our winter 2016/2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic 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.
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.
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.
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
“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.