Keep in mind that there are treatments available and new ones are being developed. And remember that, like me, there are many women who have been living many years with advanced breast cancer. – Xuan
Treatment for metastatic breast cancer aims to stop the cancer from growing and spreading, and to control pain, discomfort and other symptoms.
Learning about various treatment options can help you feel more in control and prepare you for what your doctors might discuss with you.
Types of treatment
The type of treatment recommended to you will depend on the type metastatic breast cancer and where it has spread. While there is considerable variation in type of treatment offered for metastatic breast cancer, the most common treatments are:
- Order a Hope & Hurdles pack: Pre-reading can help you prepare for what your doctors might discuss with you, and help you prepare questions to ask.
- Join our online network: Talking to others who have experienced metastatic breast cancer may help – they have an understanding of what you’re going through.
- Every woman’s needs are different. You can choose how much or how little information you need.
- Let your doctor know how you’re feeling so they can help you manage any side effects early.