Standing Together Stage 4 Breast Cancer - Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), and we know for our community that this month can be difficult for those living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. We know that while the month is talking about breast cancer the language and activities are geared to those who are living with early-stage breast cancer whose experience is quite different.
Our goal for the month is to let you know that we hear you and we are here 4 you. This month and always we standing together for stage 4 breast cancer. During the month we will offer a series of activities that meet the needs of our advanced community including continuing to share your voices and experiences, offering meditation and yoga sessions to help reduce stress and provide journaling ideas and exercises to help with coping. We know that not everyone understands what it is like to live with a terminal illness and to experience the physical symptoms, side effects, and emotional and mental impact it has every single day.
Community shares spotlight
Our community shares series is a compilation of articles where we reached out to our community members on our AdvancedBreastCancer.net Facebook page and asked the following:
- Advice for Those Newly Diagnosed With MBC
- Benefits of an Online MBC Community
- Hardest MBC Symptoms to Manage
- Biggest Misunderstandings of Living With MBC
- Number of Years Managing MBC
Share your story
You can also share your story on our site. By sharing your story, other community members can really feel inspired and less alone. How did you feel getting diagnosed? What was that process like? Who was the first person you told? If you feel comfortable, share your story and read a few others we have linked below:
- Never Ignore the Feeling in Your Gut
- My 8th Year Living With MBC
- Finding a Lump
- Awaiting Good News
- From Cured to Incurable
Connect with us on social
Change your Profile Picture and Cover Image
One of the easiest ways to spread awareness is to update your profile picture and cover image on social media!
Update your cover photo by downloading the image above to use on your Facebook profile picture. To download on mobile, click the image and hold. You should be prompted to either “Save Image” or “Download Image” to your phone. To download it to your computer, simply right-click on the image and choose the option to “Save Image As” – and it’s yours!
Internal radiation therapy is the most common type of radiation used to treat breast cancer.