Breast CancerLifestyle

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Your Results: You’re managing life with metastatic breast cancer well but might want to seek additional support.

It seems you are handling life with advanced stage breast cancer well, and that’s great! You are making healthy choices and being proactive to stay on top of your care. But just because you are managing well, that doesn’t mean life is perfect — don’t be afraid to reach out for extra support when you need it. Your doctor can recommend support groups or other effective strategies to help you through any rough patches you may experience.

View a Breakdown of your Answers

Question 1 of 10

What is your diet like?

  • AMy diet is mostly plant-based.
  • BMost of my meals include a red meat or processed meat component.
  • CI regularly eat take-out or fast food.

Question 2 of 10

Do you drink alcohol, and if so, how often?

  • AI drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day.
  • BI drink more than one alcoholic drink per day.

Question 3 of 10

Do you smoke?

  • AI don’t smoke.
  • BI smoke.

Question 4 of 10

How often do you get aerobic exercise?

  • AI don’t exercise.
  • BI occasionally do physical activities like cleaning around the house, but I don’t go out of my way to get aerobic exercise.
  • CI try to schedule time for aerobic exercise once or twice a week.
  • DI get at least three 20-minute sessions of aerobic exercise per week.

Question 5 of 10

Has your weight changed since your breast cancer diagnosis?

  • AI have gained or lost a significant amount of weight, and I’m no longer in a healthy weight range.
  • BI may have had some weight changes, but overall I’ve maintained a healthy weight.

Question 6 of 10

How well would you say you are dealing with stress?

  • AI feel at peace most of the time, and I’ve come up with healthy ways to reduce stress.
  • BI get overly stressed sometimes, but it’s not out of control.
  • CI often feel overwhelmed by my situation and don’t know how to deal with it.

Question 7 of 10

How often do you get a quality night’s sleep?

  • AI sleep well almost every night of the week.
  • BI usually sleep well, but sometimes cancer side effects or stress keep me up at night.
  • CI spend most nights tossing and turning and never feel fully rested.

Question 8 of 10

How well do you feel like you are coping with treatment side effects and/or complications?

  • AI am experiencing minimal side effects, and the ones I do face are managed well.
  • BI struggle with some side effects, but they don’t greatly affect my quality of life.
  • CMy side effects and cancer symptoms greatly affect my quality of life.

Question 9 of 10

What does your support network look like?

  • AMy friends, family, and doctors all cheer me on and help me with whatever I need.
  • BMy doctors and one or two family members or friends are helpful when I need extra support.
  • CI have a team of doctors, but outside of my health care team, I’m alone.

Question 10 of 10

How well do you feel you are communicating with your health care team?

  • AI have a great relationship with my doctors and know I can reach out to them at any time if I have concerns or questions.
  • BFor the most part, I am comfortable with my care team, but sometimes I have concerns or questions that go unanswered.
  • CI could be advocating for myself more when it comes to my care and would like to improve communication with my care team.