Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can feel overwhelming. However, you should know that many young women have heard the same diagnosis as you and continue to live full lives today. We know—they’re part of our YSC circle.

As you stand up to the challenges of this disease, you will learn a lot of new information. Like countless women before you, this information can help you feel more confident and in control of your health—but you will also experience many emotions. It’s important to give yourself the time you deserve. Go at your own pace, and use the information and resources as you need them. We hope these pages will help guide you as you learn.

Most importantly, feel free to contact us at anytime. We’ll help you understand your diagnosis, know your options, advocate for yourself, keep track of everything and realize that you are not alone. YSC is here to help you live well with metastatic breast cancer. Please also consider ordering one of our Mets Treatment Navigators, a powerful tool to help you manage your experience.

Learn

As many other young women have found, good information can help you cope with metastatic breast cancer. Learn to feel stronger, develop a plan of action and rely on the support of family, friends and other survivors—and you’ll feel better and more hopeful.

To learn more about breast cancer in general, please visit our understanding breast cancer pages.

Connect

YSC knows that connections with other women who understand can make all the difference. Our SurvivorLink program gives you access, over the telephone or internet, to the priceless understanding and support of another young woman living with metastatic disease. These women can share their experiences, hope and empathy and give you the support you need. Contact YSC toll free at 877.YSC.1011 or email resourcelink@youngsurvival.org.

You can also join our monthly MetsLink Networking calls and make connections with other young women living with a metastatic diagnosis. For more information about this compassionate and caring circle of support, to RSVP or to see the schedule of upcoming calls, email MetsLink@youngsurvival.org.