Breast cancer resources
Facing metastatic breast cancer often presents a range of emotional as well as physical challenges. The breast cancer resources listed below provide information and support that can help during your treatment and beyond.
The following information can help you and your loved ones learn about metastatic breast cancer, treatment options, and FASLODEX. Take some time to read through it and share the information you learn with those close to you.
This booklet contains important information about FASLODEX as a treatment option. It also provides helpful questions to bring with you to your next doctor's appointment.
The list of resources below is provided merely as a convenience. AstraZeneca takes no responsibility for the content of, or services provided by, these resources and makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from the information provided.
Online support and community
Works with national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
Supports the mission of empowering women with breast cancer to live as long as possible while enjoying all life has to offer. Provides news and message boards for women in all stages of breast cancer, including those living with metastatic disease.
A source of breast cancer education and information on a spectrum of topics. Support resources include chat rooms, discussion boards, and online conferences.
Click on “Recurrence” for the Breast Cancer Recurrences Board — a message board for advanced breast cancer survivors.
An online community in which breast cancer patients can write and upload diary entries and photos whenever they feel the need to write. Friends and family members have the ability to follow the day-by-day, week-by-week stories of what their loved ones are going through.
Breast Cancer Connections provides information and support to women living with breast cancer. Features news articles with information ranging from medical to practical. The online newsletter offers information about treatment and clinical trials, as well as symposium highlights.
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Books and publications
Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease
By Musa Mayer. 2nd edition. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1998.
Offers practical advice and emotional support to women and families dealing with the realities of metastatic breast cancer. It shares personal experiences of others living with the disease and how they have managed to cope day to day.
Art.Rage.Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer
By Jill Eikenberry and Terry Tempest. Chronicle Books, 1998.
Inspiring artwork and writing by breast cancer survivors, an outgrowth of an exhibit at the San Francisco Main Library Gallery sponsored by the Breast Cancer Fund, the American Cancer Society (San Francisco Bay Area), and the San Francisco chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Betty Crocker’s Living with Cancer Cookbook: Easy Recipes and Tips Through Treatment and Beyond
Betty Crocker, 2001.
Provides advice from cancer patients, from tips for coping with emotions to ideas for making recipes more appealing. Recipes are tagged to show which are helpful for common side effects of cancer treatment, and there are also special diet menus to help stimulate the appetite and mask unpleasant tastes from radiation and chemotherapy.
The Breast Cancer Book of Strength & Courage: Inspiring Stories to See You Through Your Journey
By Ernie Bodai, MD, and Judie Fertig Panneton. 1st edition. Prima Lifestyles, 2002.
Uplifting stories of women who faced mastectomies, radiation, and chemotherapy with courage, humor, and grace. Testimonials offer support and common ground for women facing their own battles with cancer.
The Cancer Monologue Project
By Tanya Taylor and Pamela Thompson. MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2002.
In a series of workshops, people affected by cancer were invited to write and perform their stories about living, resulting in these 30 engaging monologues.
Hanging Out with Lab Coats: Hope, Humor & Help for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
By Wendi Fox Pedicone. 1st edition. FoxPress, 2007.
This is a book written by an inspired person. When you are ready to combine the information in it with the inspiration you bring to it, you will find yourself on the path to healing.
Holding Tight, Letting Go: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
By Musa Mayer. 1st edition. Patient Center Guides, 1997.
A personalized and highly informed guide to life with metastatic breast cancer.
Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer Through Mindfulness
By Elana Rosenbaum. Satya House Publications, 2005.
Provides mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for those living with cancer.
Live Longer, Live Larger: A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families
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By Susan W. Buchholz, PhD, and William M. Buchholz, MD. 1st edition. Patient Center Guides, 2001.
A handbook for thriving with cancer, it contains stories and exercises to help conquer fear, find the right treatment, and find joy in day-to-day life.