The Serenity Project
Beth Fairchild was diagnosed with de novo metastatic breast cancer in 2014 at age 34. Beth is an artist, tattoo professional, and the current president of METAvivor. She is also one of the creators of the Serenity Project, an MBC support campaign that gives those with MBC an opportunity to tell their stories through photos and video.
Experimental Talazoparib Seems Better Than Chemotherapy for Metastatic HER2-Negative Disease in Women With a BRCA Mutation
Jennifer Litton, MD discusses the results of the EMBRACA study she presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that talazoparib, an experimental targeted therapy, improved the time until the cancer grew in certain women.
The Serenity Project: This Is Metastatic Breast Cancer -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Kelly Shanahan, MD was diagnosed with MBC in 2013. She shares her experience participating in the Serenity Project, which gives those living with MBC an opportunity to tell their stories through photos and video.
Kisqali in Combination with Hormonal Therapy and Ovarian Suppression Effective Treatment for Metastatic Hormone-Receptor-Positive, HER2-Negative Disease in Premenopausal Women: 2017 SABCS
Debu Tripathy, MD discusses the results of the MONALEESA-7 study he presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that Kisqali (chemical name: ribociclib), approved to treat certain postmenopausal women with MBC, can help treat pre- and perimenopausal women with the same diagnosis.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance: Looking Forward -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Marc Hurlbert, chairperson of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance and chief mission officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, discusses some research presented at the Symposium by Alliance collaborators.
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?
Krista Curley was diagnosed with MBC in 2014 at age 39. She discusses her blog, Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?, how she talks to her kids about metastatic disease, finding joy and humor in day-to-day life, and the one thing she would tell people about MBC.
Facing the End of Life
Kelly Grosklags has dedicated her therapy practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about why stopping treatment is not giving up, what hospice is and when to start talking about it, and how to talk to children about the end of life.
Managing the Emotions of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Kelly Grosklags has dedicated her therapy practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about taming the feelings of fear, anger, and loss of control that can come with a metastatic diagnosis; how to manage "scanxiety;" and how to talk about your diagnosis at work.
Personal Finance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Advice From Suze Orman
Suze Orman has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. Listen to the podcast to hear Suze discuss the four documents that everyone should have, when to start taking disability or Social Security payments if you’ve been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, and the differences between wills and trusts.
Living Well With Metastatic Disease: Controlling Fear, Finding Joy
Teva Harrison is an artist and writer who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer at age 37. She is the author of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days. Listen to the podcast to hear Teva talk about how she controls her fear, finds joy in her life, and what leaving a legacy means to her.
Sexual Health, Intimacy, and Metastatic Disease: Reclaiming Your Sexual Self
In this podcast, Sage Bolte, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. talks about how women diagnosed with metastatic disease can redefine sexual health so they’re fulfilled and satisfied. She also offers practical and emotional tips for refamiliarizing yourself with your body and talking with your partner.
Quality of Life With Metastatic Disease -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Leah Eshraghi, director of clinical research at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, discusses the poster she presented on quality of life and disease collateral damage in women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
Marie Arsenault, Metastatic Patient, Talks About the Need for a Cure, Not Awareness
Marie Arsenault was first diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2000 at age 36. In May 2007, she was diagnosed with metastatic disease; the breast cancer had returned in her liver and bones. In 2011, the cancer spread to her bone marrow. Listen to the podcast to hear Marie talk about how she feels during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what she would like people to know about metastatic breast cancer.
Holley Kitchen, "Cancer Lifer," Talks Metastatic Disease and Her Viral Video
Holley Kitchen is the “cancer lifer” whose June 4, 2015 video about what it’s like to live with metastatic breast cancer that went viral on Facebook and other media outlets. Holley was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in 2012. In 2013, she learned that the cancer had recurred in her spine and other bones. Listen to the podcast to hear Holley talk about why and how she made her now-famous video, her support group of other younger women with metastatic disease and why it’s so important to her, and some of the most common misconceptions about metastatic disease.
Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Roz Kleban, L.C.S.W., discusses why metastatic disease doesn't mean the loss of hope, how people with metastatic disease who feel isolated can build a community of people who understand what they're going through, and how the needs of a woman with metastatic disease are different from the needs of a woman with early-stage disease.