Young women with metastatic breast cancer face particularly intense challenges—they’re also particularly underserved by a medical community too often blind to the unique issues young women face. Thankfully, for those living with metastatic breast cancer, YSC’s programs can help provide the support and information young women both need and deserve.
The Right Support for You
The MetsLink circle of support shows you that you’ll never be alone. Our educational programs and teleconferences share information about advances in treatment and clinical trials—giving you the hope and understanding that breast cancer may be managed as a chronic disease.
A Circle of Support after the Dial Tone
Young women with advanced breast cancer lead full and successful lives—but we can all use the extra support of an understanding voice.
One-on-one: Talk to another young woman facing metastatic breast cancer through our SurvivorLink program.
Networking call: YSC’s telephone networking groups put you in touch with others who know your challenges first hand: young women with metastatic breast cancer who are raising children, managing careers and school, and making relationships work.
Join our facilitated MetsLink networking calls to talk about the issues most important to you. You don’t have to leave home to participate: just dial in, offer support and share those stories that only another young woman with metastatic breast cancer can truly understand.
Talk to Us
Join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 8:00–9:30 p.m., ET. Catch one of the upcoming sessions:
November 12th, 2013
December 10th, 2013
Call-in information: From the U.S., call 800.804.6968. From overseas, call 647.723.7260. Access code: 0284559.
Before you join our network of support, please fill out a MetsLink Questionnaire so we understand your needs and background. Don’t worry: we leave plenty of space to describe the particular issues you most want to discuss.
Please complete the form if you’d like to join us, if you’re already part of this community but completed your form more than six months ago or if you’d like to update a form you already submitted. Please return your completed information to firstname.lastname@example.org before joining your first call. You can also complete this form online.
Inspiring Speeches in Your Headset
Interactive and Informational Calls
For some courage-inducing education and inspiration-filled stories, just dial in to YSC’s interactive calls for young women with metastatic breast cancer. You’ll hear from, and speak to experts with updates on medical research, and can learn a spectrum of ways to live fully as a young woman with breast cancer. You’ll also benefit from some uplifting stories told by caregivers and our circle of supporters.
Join us every 4th Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET for these special, one-hour interactive calls.
Resources that Feed Your Mind and Spirit
The inspiration found in our support calls will soon come in written and scripted form. We’re working on a collection of informational materials for young women with metastatic breast cancer, their caregivers and the medical community, including:
- An inspiring DVD welcomes you into the lives of eight young women with metastatic breast cancer. They share how their cancer has affected them—supportive stories that may help you better understand your own experience.
- The Metastatic Navigator offers information and resources to young women living with metastatic breast cancer, including organization tools to help keep track of your treatment and feel more in control.
- Audio files and transcripts of YSC educational presentations, with valuable information for the medical community, caregivers and young women with metastatic breast cancer.
- A variety of brochures and fact sheets will help keep you informed so you can continue making smart decisions for your health and quality of life.
Check back here, where we will soon unveil additional information-packed MetsLink materials.