Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your New Diagnosis
Gain a better understanding of metastatic breast cancer. Learn about treatment options and common emotions your may feel when you are newly diagnosed with metastatic disease
When you are newly diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the more you know, the more you will understand your diagnosis, treatment options and emotions. During LBBC’s free December community meeting, Jennifer Armstrong, MD, discussed:
- Assembling your healthcare team, how initial treatment options will be determined and monitored and how changes to treatment will be made over time
- Side effects you may experience and how to talk with your providers about maintaining quality of life in your everyday work, hobbies and lifestyle
- Common emotions you may feel, how to manage your initial feelings and strategies for navigating changing emotions over time
About Our Speaker
Dr. Armstrong founded and co-facilitated a training group for medical oncology fellows that discussed the stresses of clinical oncology and focused on communication skills training. Among her articles is “ Fellow Suffering,” published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and based on her work with the medical oncology fellows.