Follow More Than Just Words—a Novartis initiative in the United States and multiyear commitment to promote health equity in breast cancer care, where there is significant unmet need.
Novartis is collaborating with multidisciplinary experts to create solutions and fund programs to improve breast cancer care for the Black community.Learn More
Co-founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
Founder and CEO, The Chrysalis Initiative, Board President, METAvivor Research and Support, Inc., MBC Patient
Medical Director of the Grand View Health Cancer Program
Grammy-nominated R&B Artist
Read this page to learn more about the different characteristics of MBC that you can discuss with your treatment team.Learn More
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.Learn More
View the downloadable resource to learn how regular breast screenings may help to identify signs of disease before it has advanced to a later stage.Learn More
Explore these sections to learn more on navigating a breast cancer diagnosis, including speciﬁc support for those living with MBC.
Find information about treatment options, nutrition, pain, fatigue and overall physical health.
Find information about anxiety, depression and overall emotional health.
Find tips on how to talk about a diagnosis with your friends, family and treatment team.
Find information on how to plan your life with MBC.
Hear the latest from breast cancer patient advocates as they share tips and advice on navigating a breast cancer diagnosis.
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.
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Potential side effects of treatment vary for each therapy, and every person responds differently. Talk to your health care team about the potential side effects of treatment, including side effects like anxiety, depression or insomnia. If your health care team understands the side effects you are experiencing, they can better help you manage them.
Some of the women we surveyed said it was sometimes hard to take their cancer treatment as prescribed. It is okay to feel this way, but if you do, let your health care team know. Cancer treatment is complicated, so do not make changes before talking to your health care providers, even if you are experiencing side effects. The more information you communicate, the more they will be able to help you.