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Metastatic Breast Cancer and Your Employer

Follow these 5 suggestions to navigate the best way forward with your employer.

By Elizabeth Millard

Mom Time Counts with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Rhonda Howell, who has metastatic breast cancer, savors the time she spends with her 6-year-old son, and aims to see him graduate from high school.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Warning Signs of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advanced breast cancer tends to spread to the bones, the liver, the lungs, or the brain. Can you recognize the different symptoms of metastasis for each organ?

By Sheila M. Eldred

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Moving Forward

Get tips for facing the future with metastatic breast cancer, including self-compassion, education, advocacy, and connection with your family and support network.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Give Your Metastatic Breast Cancer Caregivers Help

Caregivers are human, too; they need a regular “battery recharge” in order to best keep caring for you. Here are some tips on how to keep your metastatic breast caregiver team in top-notch shape.

By PJ Hamel

How to Tell Your Metastatic Breast Cancer Story

What’s the best way to tell your story about being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer? PJ gives her advice.

By PJ Hamel

How to Say Goodbye When Someone Has Metastatic Breast Cancer

The time has come when it’s apparent that all the good medical care in the world hasn’t taken away this person’s illness and, barring a miracle (medical or spiritual), they’re going to die. What do you say?

By PJ Hamel

What Risk Factors Should You Be Aware of for Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Do you, or a loved one, have metastatic breast cancer? Risk factors for the advanced cancer you should be aware of include age, certain genetic mutations, and others.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

How To Tell Friends and Coworkers About Your Metastatic Breast Cancer

Keep in mind that you don’t always need to tell people about your diagnosis, but if you do, have your facts ready to make the process as easy as possible.

By Phyllis Johnson

A Brief History of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Throughout the ages, this form of advanced, stage IV breast cancer has caught the attention of doctors and others as they sought effective treatment.

By Pamela Kaufman