Resource for Women with Stage IV
Women living with Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer sometimes feel that their needs (and even their existence) are less well supported than those of women with early breast cancer. With so much attention, especially in October, on early detection and "cure", women who are in this more difficult situation can feel forgotten.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a wonderful resource, offering education, communication, support. Here is quote from their homepage:
What is MBCN?
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a national independent patient-led advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the 155,000 women and men living with metastatic breast cancer, and the extimated 30% of those with primary breast cancer who face the possibility of recurrence and a stage 4 diagnosis.
MBCN puts a public face on the metastatic experience. We give those living with stage 4 disease a greater voice and visibility in the breast cancer community.
MBCN promotes the view that it is up to all of us, metastatic and non-metastatic alike, to join together to fight for the development of treatments to extend life, while the search for the cure continues.
To learn more: http://www.mbcnetwork.org