In the life planning section, you’ll find tips and information to help you talk about metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in the work place, when talking about challenges to care and preparing for what’s next.
Many people living with MBC may continue to work after their diagnosis. Here are a few tips to help you talk about MBC in the workplace.
There are a variety of challenges that people face when diagnosed with MBC. Sometimes, the most frustrating are those that get in the way of getting the care you need.
Talking about and planning for end of life can be hard, but thinking about it and discussing with your family and treatment team earlier rather than later can be helpful.
There are a lot of different types of health care providers who can address physical needs and help you focus on improving your well-being. 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.