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This website has information to help you talk about metastatic breast cancer with your friends, family and treatment team.

Click through the sections below for useful tips, conversation guides and how-tos that can help you better identify and voice your needs.

Hear from Shirley Mertz, President of Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, on first steps after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Hear from Shirley Mertz, President of Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, on first steps after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

  • Physical
    Health

    Find information about treatment options, nutrition, pain, fatigue and overall physical health.

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  • Emotional &
    Spiritual Health

    Find information about anxiety, depression and overall emotional health.

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  • MBC &
    Relationships

    Find tips on how to talk about a diagnosis with your friends, family and treatment team.

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  • Life
    Planning

    Find information on how to plan your life with MBC.

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About Make Your Dialogue Count

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is a difficult diagnosis to receive, and every person’s experience with the disease is different and can change over time. Building a team of health care providers — what we'll refer to as a "treatment team" — that can help you set personal and treatment-related goals, and provide support at every step of the way may help you. Your treatment team can provide guidance for treatment decision making, and help you navigate the physical, emotional and social challenges associated with MBC.

Make Your Dialogue Count was developed by Novartis, in partnership with a Steering Committee of oncology health care providers and experts, to help those impacted by MBC navigate the treatment landscape and life with MBC. Steering Committee members were paid for their time consulting on the project.

Understanding Your Breast Cancer Type

Read this page to learn more about the different characteristics of MBC that you can discuss with your treatment team.

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Talking About Clinical Trials

Information about treatment options and clinical trials can be confusing. This page will help you to better understand clinical trials and what they may mean for your care.

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Create a Personalized Guide to Talk to Your Doctor About Treatment Options

The Make Your Dialogue Count questionnaire may help you identify what matters to you when making treatment decisions. After a few questions, you’ll have a personalized discussion guide to help you talk to your doctor about your goals for treatment and life with MBC.

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