Sometimes it’s the first bad news a woman hears. Sometimes it appears after she thinks she’s put breast cancer behind her. Always, it’s a shock.
“Let’s Talk Metastatic Breast Cancer” is an eight-part series of 30-minute webinars that will air monthly, from May to December 2020. This online series will bring together metastatic patients, their doctors, researchers and social workers to explore the challenges of being a metastatic breast cancer patient.
The series is structured around the chronology of the patients’ journey. We will begin with the moment of diagnosis, then on through prognosis and treatment while touching on the tribulations that metastatic disease poses to everyday lives. How does breast cancer affect working, caregiving and intimacy? We will ask experts to help us understand the future, both medically and personally, for life with metastatic disease. What are today’s clinical trials all about? How is the world of the metastatic patient evolving? “Let’s Talk Metastatic Breast Cancer” will offer metastatic patients the information and resources they’re looking for, and the sense of community that is so important.
This series is sponsored by Seattle Genetics. This organization has no editorial control. It is produced by Patient Power, and Patient Power is solely responsible for program content.
Episode 4 of 8
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
In part 4 of our monthly series, we tackle the common questions regarding surgery, medications, and immunotherapy. Our patient host, Kelly Shanahan will talk with breast cancer experts about existing treatment options and how to manage them.