Being diagnosed with metastatic or Stage IV breast cancer can be overwhelming.
Forge is here to help. Learn more about our metastatic support group.
What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?
Metastatic or Stage IV breast cancer is breast cancer that spread to another part of the body, most commonly the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. Keep in mind that metastatic disease is NOT hopeless. Many people continue to live long, productive lives with breast cancer in this stage. There are a variety of treatment options for Stage IV breast cancer, and new medicines are being tested every day. More and more people are living life to the fullest while being treated for metastatic disease.
How can you find help?
Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center offers a support group specifically for individuals living with metastatic disease. We often hear that those living with this diagnosis feel left out when they need someone to talk with about their experience with cancer. “It can be very difficult to relate to other survivors in other support groups because treatment will never stop, so there is a disconnect in the matter of being ‘done’ with treatment,” says one survivor.
By having a support group dedicated to women living with this diagnosis, we offer a safe space to laugh, cry, and make connections with those who are also on this journey.
Our Metastatic Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. We invite you to join in person at Forge or tune in virtually for this hour of connection and community. You can register to attend virtually here or visit www.forgeon.org/events to find this and many other opportunities each month.
Want to learn more?
For more information about what a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis means, visit Forge’s metastatic resource page.