Your Story. Your Experience.

Metastatic breast cancer, or MBC, is life changing.

Because of that, every one of you: individuals, caregivers, family members, and friends have important stories to tell. Hear stories from across the MBC community that motivate us and discover resources that we hope will help you along your experience.

Whether you are living with metastatic breast cancer, or a caregiver, you need information and support.

Although there may be obstacles, you can be empowered to make informed decisions about your care. That’s why Beyond Pink was created – to provide useful tools and information for those living with MBC and their loved ones.

Linda, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
Linda, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

“Living with MBC takes resiliency, knowledge, love and support. While it is certainly never easy, it also gives you an invaluable perspective in life on making all that you do meaningful, in recognizing that making yourself a priority is essential and that you do not have to let your disease define you.”

LINDA B

Regina, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

Make sure you are an active member of your treatment team. Without your input, your team is like a school of fish out of water.”

REGINA

Mary, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

My support system is something I lean on constantly. From family, to friends, to advocates, I value each of them as they watch me navigate my struggles and achievements with MBC. They cry with me, laugh with me and lift me up when I'm feeling down. I could never do this alone. I do what I do, endure all the struggles for those that love me most."

MARY

Shonte, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

I can’t control MBC, but I choose to focus on the things I CAN control. Because today, or tomorrow, or in 15 years from now, it may be my last.”

SHONTE

Lisa, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

There is a little magic in a community that works hard to help others through advocacy and support. No one living with this disease should ever feel alone.”

LISA

Gina, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

Ultimately, I have used this diagnosis to reflect on the blessings in my life and channel those feelings of gratitude into action. I have become a better wife, employee, mother, grandmother, friend, and advocate. I am grateful for my support system and the love of family and friends. I am living more authentically than I was before diagnosis. As strange as it sounds, this diagnosis has been life changing in such a positive way!”

GINA

Linda, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

I sometimes feel overwhelmed with survivor’s guilt, and I wish that I had one quick answer as to how I deal with this, but sometimes I’m at a loss about what to do. Reaching out to my MBC community is a powerful way to find support. They understand even when I don’t have the words to express myself fully. I’m filled with gratitude that I have them in my life.”

LINDA C

Sandra, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

When I think about my MBC journey, I think it’s important to keep a positive attitude and not sweat the small stuff. This is what helps me on a daily basis.”

SANDRA

Resources for Living with MBC

Helpful tools for your personal MBC experience.

An MBC diagnosis is a very different experience than a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer. You may feel overwhelmed as you look for resources that address your unanswered questions.

These downloadable resources may help but remember to talk to your doctor about your diagnosis.

Joy, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
Joy, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer

“MBC is overwhelming, and you will feel like no one understands, but that’s when you need to lean on your MBC tribe the most. Embrace the MBC community, find connections, find resources and information. But, always remember your MBC story is uniquely yours.”

JOY

MBC Overview

Learn about MBC, address common questions and myths, from diagnosis to day-to-day management, and discover the important questions to ask throughout your experience.

Understanding Biomarker & Genetic Testing

Learn about biomarker and genetic testing and how they can inform your decisions.

MBC Treatment Overview

Learn about the different therapies involved in MBC care, what goes into making decisions about your MBC care plan, and get tips on how to talk with your medical team about your treatment options.

Dealing with MBC Financial Issues

Get information on financial support resources that may assist with the financial challenges of MBC.

Resources for Caregivers

Caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your loved one who is living with MBC.

Hear stories and gather knowledge about how you can best support your loved one while being mindful of your own wellbeing.

Bob, caregiver
Bob, caregiver

“Take care of yourself. There are a lot of demands on a caregiver, and it’s easy to neglect your needs. Living with MBC is a roller coaster, and it’s easy to take things personally. Step back, put yourself in your loved one’s place. Some days, a hug is all they need to change the direction of their day.”

BOB

Supporting Your Loved One On Their MBC Journey

Learn ways to support your loved one living with MBC, while also taking care of yourself and your family.

Understanding Biomarker & Genetic Testing

Learn about biomarker and genetic testing and how they can inform your loved one’s treatment options.

Dealing with MBC Financial Issues

Get information on financial support resources that may assist with the financial challenges of MBC.

 

One-Page Resources

10 Things to Know at Diagnosis

10 Things to Actively Manage MBC

8 Things to Know About Treatment Decisions

Myth Busters

Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) and the Genetic Connection

Understanding Biomarker Testing

The Hormone Connection/Biomarker Education

HER2 and the MBC Connection

Coping with Side Effects and Symptoms

Supporting Your Loved One

Living Beyond Pink

 

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Discover Our Community Partners

Organizations listed are not affiliated with AstraZeneca

Cancer Support Community Logo
FORCE: Facing Hereditary Cancer EMPOWERED Logo
Susan G. Komen Logo
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Logo
METAVIVOR Logo
Share Cancer Support Logo
Young Survival Coalition Logo
Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance Logo
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