Metastatic Breast Cancer | Tumor

CURE’s metastatic breast cancer page features the latest cancer news and updates on metastatic breast cancer Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in metastatic breast cancer.

Understanding the Importance of NCCN Guidelines in Metastatic TNBC

December 15th 2021

As part of its Speaking Out video series, CURE spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moroose, from Orlando Health Cancer Institute, and Dr. Virginia G. Kaklamani, from UT Health San Antonio, about the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines and what they mean for patients.

NCCN Guidelines: Making Shared Decisions in Metastatic TNBC

December 15th 2021

As part of its CURE Speaking Out video series, CURE spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moroose, from Orlando Health Cancer Institute, and Dr. Virginia G. Kaklamani, from UT Health San Antonio, about shared-decision making with the NCCN Guidelines on metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

CURE® Honors Patients, Advocates, Oncologist in Inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Award Program for Increasing Awareness

December 7th 2021

CURE’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Award Program expresses gratitude to the heroes who impact the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Treatment Commercials Fail to Show the Reality of Metastatic Cancer

November 19th 2021

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer explains why TV commercials depicting carefree, happy people do not reflect the reality of her experience. “My life and the lives of those affected by metastatic breast cancer is anything but normal. Too many of us are dying every day,” she writes.

Role of Patient Advocates in Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 19th 2021

The panel provides closing thoughts on patient advocacy and advocacy activities.

Clinical Trial Considerations in Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 19th 2021

Julie Larson, LCSW, provides insight into reasons for joining clinical trials, finding trials from peers, and trials for purposes other than cancer treatment.

Locating Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

November 17th 2021

The panel discusses resources available for locating relevant clinical trials for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Overview of Clinical Trials

November 17th 2021

Shirley Mertz, MA, JD, provides an overview of clinical trials and how they are conducted.

Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials: The Racial Disparities of Breast Cancer Research

November 10th 2021

Sheila McGlown provides insight into the underrepresentation of women of color in clinical trials for breast cancer and discusses reasons for these disparities.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

November 10th 2021

The panel elaborates on the racial disparities in the care of breast cancer and the need for systemic change to address these disparities.

Racial Disparities Faced by Women of Color with Breast Cancer

November 4th 2021

Sheila McGlown identifies the racial disparities that exist in the treatment of breast cancer, particularly those faced by women of color, and discusses reasons why these disparities may exist.

Finding a Support Group for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

November 4th 2021

The panel discusses strategies for locating appropriate support groups for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Importance of Support Groups in Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 27th 2021

Lisa Laudico provides insight into the value of support groups in metastatic breast cancer.

Self-Inventory for Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 27th 2021

Julie Larson, LCSW, discusses the concept of self-inventory and questions patients may ask themselves to evaluate their health.

Self-Care in Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 21st 2021

People living with metastatic breast cancer share highlights of their personal self-care strategies.

Coping with a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 21st 2021

Julie Larson, LCSW, and a panel of women living with metastatic breast discuss the impact of the disease on mental health and resources to consider as a patient.

119 Reasons Why Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Matters

October 13th 2021

I am in awe of what scientists have been able to discover, but we don’t know enough for those 119 women who will die this Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, nor for the 43,881 others who will die before the next Breast Cancer Awareness Month rolls around. We deserve more.

Social Impact of Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 13th 2021

The panel discusses the social impact of metastatic breast cancer diagnosis on the relationships in their lives.

Stories of Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 13th 2021

Shirley Mertz, MA, JD, Lisa Laudico, and Sheila McGlown share their stories of being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

A Caregiver's Wishes for a Woman With Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 23rd 2021

A caregiver discusses her wishes for a woman who was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. “Most of all I wish that time will stand still for her, so that she can crawl into bed with her children and hold them as long as she wants to, feeling their bodies curl into hers as they sleep,” she writes.

Survivor, Advocate Addresses Disparities in Cancer Care

August 16th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Rose Gerber, a breast cancer survivor and advocate, about disparities in cancer care, in particular in breast cancer.

My Daily Dose of Oral Cancer Medications

August 11th 2021

A woman shares her thoughts on the number of oral medications she's taken to treat her metastatic breast cancer.

My Nemesis the Gold-Capped Vial

May 11th 2021

A woman with metastatic breast cancer describes the overwhelming dread she feels every time she must wait to hear the results of a tumor marker test.

A Mother’s Bravery in the Face of Metastatic Breast Cancer Taught Olympian Daughter What’s ‘Really Important in Life’

May 3rd 2021

Olympic volleyball player, April Ross, explained in an interview with CURE® that seeing her mother’s dedication to her family, despite her diagnosis, helped put things into perspective and taught her what is truly important in life.

CURE’s Top Stories: April 2021

May 3rd 2021

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular CURE® stories. Here are the top five stories for April 2021.

I Am Still Me, Regardless of My Disease

April 3rd 2021

A person with metastatic breast cancer writes about how she just wants to be “normal” again and for people to stop pitying her.

Although it’s Impossible to Eliminate Uncertainty in Cancer and in Life, it’s Possible to Live With it

March 30th 2021

A patient with metastatic cancer writes about how the unknowns of her disease have shaped her life and health experiences, and how she has learned to live with that uncertainty.

Treating HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30th 2021

Caitlin Flanagan, a patient with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, and Sara A. Hurvitz, M.D., discuss treatment approaches and modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adhering to Oral Therapy for HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 30th 2021

Caitlin Flanagan, a patient with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, discusses the learning curve of taking an oral medication, tucatinib, in combination with chemotherapy, and Sara A. Hurvitz, M.D., reviews methods for medication adherence.

Tucatinib With Chemotherapy for HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 30th 2021

Caitlin Flanagan, a patient with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, discusses how her quality of life has been since she began taking tucatinib with chemotherapy.