Resources for People Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer


Metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage 4 breast cancer, describes breast cancer that has advanced and spread to other parts of the body. Around 30 percent of people with early-stage (stages 1 to 3) breast cancer will experience metastasis, while up to 10 percent of people are initially diagnosed with the disease, according to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

While living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can feel isolating, there are people with the disease who want to support you throughout your diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. The following resources put an emphasis on MBC education and advocacy, while also offering a community to help you navigate cancer care and life with metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance strives to serve people with MBC by extending and enhancing their lives. The organization works toward this goal by advocating for more MBC research, improving awareness and access to clinical trials, and educating communities about the disease and available resources. People diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer can join MBC Connect — a free online tool to record your diagnosis and treatment information, find clinical research trials near you, and document your experiences. You can read more about the organization’s many other projects on its website.

MBC Alliance also offers guidance on how to find the right care team and decide on the right treatment plan for you. Additionally, you can find impactful personal stories, and stay up to date on the latest in MBC news and research on its blog.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project (MBCproject) focuses its efforts on research. Backed by several well-respected breast cancer organizations — including the MBC Alliance, METAvivor, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer — MBCproject gives you the chance to join the fight against MBC.


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