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Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease

Live Longer, Live Larger: A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients & Their Families


Breast Cancer Center
This resource center has been created especially for those with metastatic breast cancer -- individuals who have been initially diagnosed with Stage IV cancer or who are facing a recurrence.
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1/15/03: Musa Mayer summarizes presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The Symposium is the largest annual medical conference dedicated solely to research on breast cancer.

The NABCO Recurrence Project features a tool for making treatment decisions, links to community and support, information on clinical trials, and many other resources. Author-advocate Musa Mayer contributed to the site.

If you are keeping up with all breast cancer research, ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources) now has a search feature to scan the MedLine literature for recent additions in a particular disease type. For recent articles, it's easier than searching MedLine because you don't have to go in and set search limits/dates.

Oncologist-therapist team Bill & Susie Buchholz, authors of Live Longer, Live Larger give tools to patients for thriving with cancer:

Keeping Current with New and Experimental Treatments. Thankfully, treatments are continuing to evolve. Treatments with greater efficacy and/or fewer side effects are constantly being tested. This article describes how to keep up with improving treatments that might help you.

Testing, Testing...Playing the Waiting Game. Patients share their experiences and coping techniques for those times when waiting to have tests performed and getting the results seems endless.

Living the Patient Role: "I Just Hate to Ask." Do you find it difficult to ask friends and family for the help your illness makes necessary? The loss of total self-reliance is hard for most patients coping with metastatic breast cancer. The article discusses the feelings associated with needing help, and how relationships are affected.

Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Illness. Through the stories of ten women honest enough to tell the truth about their emotions during crises in their illness, it becomes clear that, however difficult this journey, there are paths that lead through it and hands to hold along the way.


General information, services, support, and Financial and legal information and assistance.

Emotional support: Find a support group, join an Internet mailing list, or look for organizations, books, and Web sites that offer support.

Research your illness and treatment options. Information on drugs, clinical trials, and bone marrow transplantation.

Dying and hospice care, including help with end-of-life decisions. Resources for patients, families, and friends.

Coping with treatment and discomfort from side effects. Also includes pain control resources and complementary therapies.

Advocacy: Helpful information for those seeking support and assistance in receiving better care and for those wanting to become more involved in the advocacy movement.

Glossary of terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

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