In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Here are some new blogs created as part of our Circle of Care: Finding Support with Metastatic Breast Cancer series, created with the insights from our community members!
11 Topics 11 Posts
New Members, start here first for How-to Tips, Community Rules, and What to Do if You've Just Been Diagnosed. MODS and ADMINS only topics here. Please see all the other forums below to post. Thanks.
Latest post: If you're consistently having log-in issues, please read! by Moderators Apr 21, 2017 12:05PM
116 Topics 5,556 Posts
Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!
17,015 Topics 136,231 Posts
Meet others worried about developing breast cancer for the first time. PLEASE DO NOT POST PICTURES OF YOUR SYMPTOMS. Comparing notes, symptoms, or characteristics is not helpful here, as only medical professionals can accurately evaluate and assess your individual situation.
6,895 Topics 63,839 Posts
For members not diagnosed with breast cancer, but waiting for test results: Biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, or other screening tests. Waiting is VERY difficult but remember...
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." -- Corrie Ten Boom
861 Topics 4,429 Posts
A safe place to worry for members who have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, but have concerns about their breasts.
2,206 Topics 23,914 Posts
Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.
7,033 Topics 105,759 Posts
Discuss next steps, options, and resources.
647 Topics 7,097 Posts
Share with and support others all waiting for test results from CAT scan, PET scan, Oncotype tests, Mammaprint, FISH, IHC, and other diagnostic tests.
7,800 Topics 206,312 Posts
Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.
Latest post: Shopping/packing/to-do list for surgery + recovery.... by Aussie-Cat 2 hours ago
10,926 Topics 301,760 Posts
Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.
1,285 Topics 42,844 Posts
Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.
5,055 Topics 73,834 Posts
Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.
515 Topics 6,729 Posts
Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.
7,451 Topics 516,777 Posts
Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.
3,666 Topics 132,705 Posts
What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.
7,258 Topics 163,884 Posts
Risks and benefits, side effects, and costs of anti-estrogen medications. Note: Please remember that there are good experiences and bad with ALL treatments and this is a safe place to share YOUR experience, not to be influenced or influence others.
Latest post: For Arimidex (Anastrozole) users, new, past, and ongoing by thecargirl 7 hours ago
21 Topics 279 Posts
Discuss your experiences with the benefits, risks, and side effects of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Latest post: Immunotherapy Tecentriq Helps Some Advanced-Stage Triple-Neg by Martaj Oct 11, 2019 04:55PM
3,382 Topics 73,711 Posts
This is a place to discuss concerns, tips and strategies for all types of side effects from all types of medications and treatments, (chemo/rads/hormonal/targeted/pain meds/etc.
2,659 Topics 56,132 Posts
Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.
562 Topics 28,912 Posts
This forum is a safe, judgement-free place to discuss Alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used INSTEAD of standard, evidence-based treatment. Breastcancer.org does NOT recommend or endorse alternative medicine.
3,857 Topics 48,926 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.
Latest post: Bilateral mastectomy soon- new and getting anxious by LAstar Oct 11, 2019 03:26PM
76 Topics 1,075 Posts
Meet others with this diagnosis.
Latest post: 6mm IDC Grade 2 ER- HER2+ 1/3 nodes - Advice please! by MinusTwo Oct 3, 2019 05:03PM
615 Topics 8,725 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for LCIS.
3,213 Topics 67,618 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.
Latest post: Delayed surgery, 8.6cm growing very fast, not sure what to do by ed111 8 hours ago
1,403 Topics 13,795 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IBC. Posting pictures of symptoms is prohibited per our Community Rules -- you are encouraged to seek medical advice from your doctor in the event of any concerns.
Latest post: IBC lounge: roll call, support and just a good place to hang out by BSandra Oct 14, 2019 02:55AM
1,402 Topics 23,684 Posts
Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.
Latest post: Just diagnosed by biopsy. Worried about metastasis by LMP100 Oct 13, 2019 09:05PM
169 Topics 6,232 Posts
Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Inflammatory breast cancers, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Paget's disease, Papillary carcinoma, Phyllodes tumor, Tubular carcinomas, Metaplastic tumors, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.
73 Topics 975 Posts
Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.
173 Topics 3,184 Posts
Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
Latest post: BC, Epilepsy, and Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1? by Anna85 Oct 10, 2019 07:28PM
1,196 Topics 36,166 Posts
Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.
Latest post: Would you mind sharing your age at time of diagnosis? by Tmh0921 12 hours ago
277 Topics 10,055 Posts
Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer
3,708 Topics 67,770 Posts
You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.
Latest post: Stage III Cancer Survivors ...Five + Years and Out. by Cassarm 8 hours ago
22,352 Topics 534,451 Posts
A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.
9 Topics 13,775 Posts
Topics here are started by members with a Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis, but open to all members to contribute to discussions. Please note that there is a separate forum, Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY, where topics are open only to those members.
Latest post: Ringworm drug for dogs (Fenbendazole) might also cure cancer by BSandra 3 hours ago
2,730 Topics 30,961 Posts
Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.
902 Topics 12,026 Posts
Meet others who are just facing the diagnosis of a recurrence of breast cancer or metastatic (advanced) disease. You are NOT alone.
Latest post: TNBC Regional Axillary Recurrence - advice/experiences/input? by Toni_S 10 hours ago
462 Topics 6,251 Posts
For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.
2,030 Topics 73,241 Posts
Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.
2,353 Topics 76,484 Posts
Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.
479 Topics 4,131 Posts
BRCA 1 & 2, ATM, BARD1, CDH1, CHEK2, MRE11A, NBN, p53, PALB2, PTEN, RAD50, RECQL, RINT1, and possibly MSH6 and PMS2 genes
Latest post: New BCO Content: Genetic Testing and Family Relationships by Moderators Oct 10, 2019 02:47PM
238 Topics 2,129 Posts
For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.
Latest post: Men With Breast Cancer Have Lower Survival Rates Than Women by Traveltext Oct 2, 2019 05:35AM
185 Topics 5,903 Posts
A unique forum ONLY for those trying to live well and/or trying to die well.
73 Topics 680 Posts
A comforting place to discuss planning a family, fertility concerns, parenting children, or relationship issues with partners, siblings, or parents following a diagnosis.
131 Topics 5,586 Posts
A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.
82 Topics 15,699 Posts
Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.
22 Topics 6,590 Posts
Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
208 Topics 3,296 Posts
Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong
83 Topics 989 Posts
Holidays and special days, like birthdays and anniversaries, can be filled with complex emotions. Are they a time to celebrate or are they extra difficult? Share your feelings and experiences here.
759 Topics 8,427 Posts
Employment, insurance, and financial concerns are common. Meet others here to discuss and for support.
1,489 Topics 148,836 Posts
Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around breast cancer fears, diagnosis and treatment.
814 Topics 79,705 Posts
Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
693 Topics 8,213 Posts
A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.
Latest post: How to cut out sugar? Study links BC to high sucrose diet. by Yogatyme Oct 6, 2019 12:34PM
1,823 Topics 633,701 Posts
Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.
665 Topics 3,300 Posts
Book reviews, favorite web sites, products, articles.
Latest post: The nation's first free online Breast Cancer School for Patients by NoMoreKindaCCups 10 hours ago
84 Topics 319 Posts
A place to donate & trade breast cancer items free of charge (e.g. head covers, mastectomy products, swimwear, breast cancer support products). No money may be exchanged, even for shipping. All mailing addresses must be shared via private message & no phone numbers exchanged.
5,777 Topics 26,505 Posts
Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.
Latest post: Breaking Research News from sources other than breastcancer.org by Lumpie 4 hours ago
3,031 Topics 182,504 Posts
Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.
468 Topics 195,501 Posts
For those who have met on Breastcancer.org and want to continue growing their cybersibling friendships beyond cancer.
313 Topics 5,441 Posts
Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!
797 Topics 83,643 Posts
A safe place to find comfort in and share words of prayer, healing, and encouragement.
1,478 Topics 11,512 Posts
A place to share your struggles and concerns about supporting and caring for a person you love diagnosed with breast cancer with others who understand.
Latest post: Out of wits with my spouse who won't completely quit smoking by Bakerstreet Oct 3, 2019 10:25PM
403 Topics 2,936 Posts
A place where family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people having a Stage IV (metastatic) diagnosis can share, discuss, and support one another through the tough times unique to this diagnosis.
84 Topics 39,941 Posts
A place for members to request and respond to requests from women looking for a one-on-one mentor, or to connect with others living in similar geographic areas.
48 Topics 16,543 Posts
Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.
709 Topics 13,257 Posts
Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.
20 Topics 591 Posts
From our neighbors near and far whose first language isn't English.
Latest post: Immigrant Asians Seem to Have Higher Risk Vs. U.S.-Born Asians by Moderators Mar 20, 2019 04:14PM
176 Topics 2,824 Posts
Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.
10 Topics 57 Posts
A place for Latinas/Hispanics with a breast cancer diagnosis to connect.
174 Topics 14,562 Posts
Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.
184 Topics 2,936 Posts
A special and safe place for the LGBTQ community diagnosed with breast cancer to connect.
837 Topics 12,936 Posts
Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.
278 Topics 43,410 Posts
Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.
263 Topics 67,236 Posts
Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.
255 Topics 3,009 Posts
Managing high recurrence risk of developing a second breast cancer.
147 Topics 3,473 Posts
Honor those who have passed.
384 Topics 33,057 Posts
Organize, plan, and communicate with your friends during offline events.
10 Topics 87 Posts
Research proposals and/or requests posted here by members have been reviewed and approved by the Moderator Team, but not associated with Breastcancer.org.
543 Topics 10,181 Posts
Request new or improved features, report bugs, & view upcoming changes.
37 Topics 622 Posts
Moderator generated forum to present our announcements or requests, organization and website news, blog entries and podcasts. Please do not post here if you are not a Moderator. Thank you!
281 Topics 6,545 Posts
Join here to discuss issues where we can have a voice!
67 Topics 1,497 Posts
Thank you for your donation! Here is a forum to share with others who you're honoring with your donation.
321 Topics 1,671 Posts
Discuss and share pictures of the walks, runs or fundraising events for Breastcancer.org. Visit also our Fundraising Forum for suggestions.
Latest post: Jimmy Beans Wool Donates to BCO With Your Purchase! by Moderators Oct 10, 2019 11:59AM