According to current medical research, metastatic breast cancer has been listed as a diagnosis for which there is not currently a cure. Although this stage of cancer is not considered curable, recent information has revealed a rise in the numbers of individuals living with the disease. A 2021 article listed on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation website discussed that the estimated number of women, who reside in the United States, living with metastatic breast cancer is 168,000 which is an increase from 155,000 listed in the prior year (Weinstock, C. P. (2022, September 7th). Targeted Therapies for Metastatic Breast Cancer-Here’s what you should know.
Although the information discussed above does provide hope, this type of breast cancer can create a unique and significant set of physical, emotional, and social responses for both individuals and their family members. The question is, how can Here for the Girls (H4TG) work to meet the on-going and individual needs of those facing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis?
H4TG works to address the unique needs experienced by our members is through education. Our Cancer News Blog is a way to provide current information on a variety of topics. Contained within this blog are three articles that discuss current information related to metastatic breast cancer. Although we have taken care to read the articles and discuss important points, it is crucial that you review any information with your physician and note that H4TG blogs are intended for educational purposes only.
In this article, author Cheryl Platzman discusses current potential treatments for metastatic breast cancer especially as it relates to what is called targeted treatments. The article includes stories of individuals living with a metastatic diagnosis and their experiences. This information could be beneficial for members looking to connect with stories of other members or receiving educational information regarding current treatment options. As previously stated, all information should be discussed with a physician. You can access the full article by clicking on the link provided above.
In this article, Kristine Conner discusses myths and misconceptions surrounding a metastatic diagnosis. The author presents readers with nine myths and provides clarifying information that is both educational and impactful. This information could be beneficial for members looking to receive clarifying and up-to-date information regarding a Metastatic cancer diagnosis. All information should be discussed with a physician. You can access the full article by clicking on the link provided above.
In this article, the National Cancer Institute discusses, what is referred to, an experimental immunotherapy treatment for metastatic breast cancer. The article discusses specific information related to a clinical trial studying the potential impacts and benefit of a specific type of immunotherapy treatment. This article could benefit members wishing to receive educational information about additional metastatic breast cancer treatments being studied. You can access the full article by clicking on the link provided above.