Living with metastatic breast cancer

After a diagnosisinfo-icon of metastaticinfo-icon breast cancer, you may have a variety of concerns about its impact on your life, now and into the future.

Living well with metastatic breast cancer means different things to different people. But living well and living fully are very possible. From the day of your diagnosis forward, you may make small and large changes to your habits, routines and activities to address the challenges of living well with metastatic disease.

There may be times when you fear for the future, or lose confidence in your body and in the people who support you. These are normal responses to managing ongoing illness and grieving the small, and large, losses metastatic breast cancer can cause. Let yourself experience these emotions. You are not alone. Ask for help if you need it. You might even decide to seek out others living with metastatic breast cancer. Many people gain great strength from talking with those who share in the experience.

The Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer section explores some common concerns about long-term impacts of metastatic breast cancer on your day-to-day life. For more details about what you can find in this section, look at the navigation on the left.

August 31, 2015