CBS News brings attention to the issues facing young metastatic breast cancer patients
Full article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-hardest-part-of-breast-cancer-under-40/
Beth Caldwell is a former civil rights lawyer, a mother of two, and a wife who was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer when she 37. Mary Brophy Marcus covered Beth’s story in her piece, “The hardest part” of breast cancer under 40, for CBS News. (11/8/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I’m experiencing the following (e.g. pain, loss of appetite, anxiety, etc.), can a supportive care specialist help me? Does your practice have supportive services available?
- My family member or caregiver is having a difficult time coping with my diagnosis. Can a supportive care specialist help them?
- What supportive services would you recommend for me?
- Does your hospital have a support group for people with metastatic breast cancer?
- Are there any on-line support groups you would recommend for me?
Open Clinical Trials
The following clinical trials are recruiting participants with metastatic breast cancer:
- NCT02333604 Cancer Experience Registry: An Online Initiative to Understand the Experiences of Those Impacted by a Cancer Diagnosis (CER) is a registry of cancer patients. The registry surveys participants online to help understand the social, emotional, physical, financial and decision-making experiences of those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.
- The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project is a patient-partnered initiative that directly engages patients across the US & Canada to transform our understanding of metastatic breast cancer. Patients participate by sharing their medical information, tumor samples, and their voices, partnering with the project team to accelerate discoveries. There is no cost to participate and only minimal effort is required to have a major impact.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.