Please respect that this forum is for members with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer only. There is a separate forum for caregivers and friends: Caring for Someone with Stage 4 or Mets.
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC; also called stage IV) is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, most commonly the bones, liver, brain, or lungs. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated but not cured. Metastatic disease is NOT hopeless. There are a wide variety of treatment options for metastatic 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 breast cancer.
Note: Please contact your doctor for any specific concerns about symptoms you are experiencing or your course of treatment.
Learn more about living with MBC.
Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020
Posted on: Apr 7, 2012 03:45PM - edited Aug 9, 2019 01:53PM by Moderators
In an effort to help condense some of these threads, we're combining all of the ever-helpful "sticky" Stage IV Threads into one post for easy access for newbies.
Great tips, practical advice and support on the following discussion board threads:
(Note: If your treatment is not listed here, use the search function on the blue navigation board)
Also, these links from the main Breastcancer.org site might be helpful:
And check out the Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Search: Metastatic Trial Search