The experience of being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer is very personal. Many women find the news that cancer has come back or spread more devastating than their original diagnosis.
Women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer often experience a whole range of emotions and feelings. Everyone has their own coping strategies, beliefs and strengths. Individual women and those close to them will find their own way to cope with the diagnosis. However it can be reassuring to know that other women with metastatic breast cancer have experienced similar feelings.
Metastatic breast cancer can also have a significant impact on partners, children, family and friends. They will probably find the journey difficult and may need support and advice about what they can do to help.