Being told you have secondary (metastatic), or stage 4 breast cancer can be completely overwhelming. It can be hard to know what to think, where to turn to for support, and even harder to find anyone who really understands what it feels like to live with the diagnosis.
It’s not possible for us to say how long you will live with this.
Our face to face Living with Secondary Breast Cancermonthly sessionsalso give you the chance to meet and share experiences with other people who understand what you’re going through because they’re going through it too.
In a safe and relaxed environment, our regular sessions provide information about all aspects of living with the disease, as well as the chance to meet and talk openly with other people with the same diagnosis.
Held in various locations across the UKeach support session is led by a qualified therapist with group facilitation skills and relevant counselling experience.
People are welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as they wish. Refreshments (including lunch at longer sessions) are provided. You can search for current locations dates on the abovelinkor call 0345 077 1893 for more information.
Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK-prefix 18001).
If you would like a nurse to call you do complete this form. Ticking the box agreeing to a call back.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.
I have just been diagnosed with stage 4 MBC since the PET scan shows a SUV 3.3 reading on the focal bone. Is this fatal? I feel nothing and I am ER/PR +ve. Should I be prepared that my life expectancy will be not too long? I am confused with the results I.e should I be worried or is this treatable?