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How Do I Talk to Real People Living with Advanced Breast Cancer?

Many people with advanced or metastatic breast cancer told us they had never known anyone with late-stage breast cancer before they were diagnosed. After hearing those words – “you have advanced or metastatic breast cancer” – it’s hard to know where to turn when all the information is so new and unfamiliar. You want to talk to someone who has been through it, but you don’t know where to find them!

The good news: you don’t need to know someone with advanced or metastatic breast cancer to hear real-life experiences and get your fears heard and your questions answered. You just need

How do I connect with others on

Most people start by reading our articles about life with advanced breast cancer. Almost all the articles on this website are written by someone with advanced breast cancer, and some others are written by care partners who support loved ones with advanced breast cancer or our Editorial Team who bring the latest news and research updates to the community.

Here are some articles that our readers recommend:

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Q&A, forums, and more

Articles are just the tip of the iceberg! You can also ask any questions you may have about advanced breast cancer or its treatments using our Q&A feature. Reaching out using the Q&A tool is a great way to get answers to any of your “is this normal?” questions and hear directly from those who have advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Forums are another way to dive deeper into a conversation geared around a specific topic. For example, this forum is a place to discuss diet and exercise, while this one focuses on sex and intimacy. If you are concerned about privacy, it’s easy to stay anonymous on by choosing a username that does not reveal any personal information. You can read more about our privacy policies here.