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Metastatic or Advanced Cancers

Women coping with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis are dealing with a myriad of issues all at once: treatments, medical appointments, physical well-being, mental health, social needs and family dynamics.  The experience of trying to connect all these demands into a cohesive daily life plan can feel overwhelming and often these demands can seem disconnected. 

The To Life! mission is to help you bridge those needs and demands; often working collaboratively with your doctors, family and friends to ensure you are receiving the support you need for your individual journey.  Whether you are looking for support groups, one-on-one mentoring or just information on other treatment options, To Life! and its staff will help you find what is right for you.  

Our MetaThriver Support Group addresses the unique challenges of women dealing with advanced cancers. Facilitated by Debra Nosik, LCSW and Martha McCormick, MS, EdS this group meets on the Third Wednesday of most months from 6:30 - 7:30 pm currently via Zoom. If you have never attended and wish to join us, or have questions, please call Melanie McCulley, Support Services Program Manager at 518-439-5975 so that we can expect you.

Click here to view all our support groups.

Blog articles related to metastatic and advanced breast cancer:

Breastcancer.org - 16 People Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer Share Advice for the Newly Diagnosed

HealthLine - 8 Self-Care Tips for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Not enough: Getting by when metastatic breast cancer keeps you from work

Team S - Living with Stage IV Breast Cancer

Additional Resources:

American Cancer Society

Treatments for metastatic breast cancer.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/treatment-of-breast-cancer-by-stage/treatment-of-stage-iv-advanced-breast-cancer.html

MetaCancer

Providing resources and support for metastatic cancer survivors and their caregivers.

http://metacancer.org/

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Providing information, resources and support for metastatic cancer survivors – national outreach https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/metastatic-breast-cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance aims to improve the lives and outcomes for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families.

https://www.mbcalliance.org/

Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Susan G. Komen

Information about metastatic breast cancer.

https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/RecommendedTreatmentsforMetastaticBreastCancer.html