When talking about clinical trials results, your treatment team and oncologist may use technical terms, such as “overall survival” or “progression-free survival.” Watch this video or read below to learn more about what these terms mean.
Dr. Fatima Cardoso and Dr. Ana Casas are oncologists who treat people living with metastatic breast cancer. They spoke about the endpoints used clinical trials, and the difference between “overall survival” and “progression-free survival” – including what it may mean for you.
Some women with metastatic breast cancer wish they had more time to talk to their healthcare providers about their needs.
In 2014, we commissioned the Make Your Dialogue Count survey to better understand how we can help you work with your healthcare team and loved ones to improve talks with your healthcare provider.
The focus of your visits with your healthcare provider may change over time—from your diagnosis, to treatment switches or to managing treatment side effects. No matter what the focus, it is important to be honest and to speak up about your needs.
We used results from the 2014 Make Your Dialogue Count survey to create a personalized discussion guide to help you make the most of your time with your healthcare providers (eg physician, oncologist, nurse, psychologist).
This information can help you prepare for your healthcare provider visits. We encourage you to come back and get a new discussion guide when you feel your emotions, concerns or priorities change.