In this section, you'll find tips and information to help you talk about anxiety, depression, crises of spirituality and isolation with your friends, family and treatment team.
It’s normal to feel nervous, stressed or sad about metastatic breast cancer (MBC). When these symptoms become chronic, it’s called anxiety or depression. There are many ways to address your mental health, starting with talking to your health care provider.
Feelings of isolation are common among people with MBC. Sometimes, it helps to get in touch with someone who is going through the same things as you.
There’s no right or wrong way to feel about living with MBC, and everyone manages their feelings differently. Building a support system and having open dialogue about how you’re feeling can help.
There are a lot of different types of health care providers who can address emotional needs. Click the button below for a full list of health care providers.
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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.