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Breast Cancer

Top Myths About Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Myth: A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis means you didn’t follow your treatment program correctly.


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Myth: There is no treatment for metastatic breast cancer.


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Myth: There is a cure for MBC.


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Myth: Joining a clinical trial can be risky.


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Myth: When breast cancer travels to the bone, brain, or lungs, it then becomes “bone cancer,” “brain cancer,” or “lung cancer.”


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Myth: You can’t have biological kids if you have MBC.


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Myth: People with MBC have the same emotional experience as earlier-stage patients.


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Myth: You will look sick all the time with metastatic breast cancer.


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Myth: An MBC diagnosis means you don’t have much time left to live.


Barbara O'Dair

Barbara O'Dair

Barbara O'Dair is the former editor in chief of Prevention. She has edited or written for the New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone, Health, AARP, and many other digital and print publications.