Community & resources

So many people out there have something to say about MBC. Including people who live with it every day.

Whether you’re looking for support or want to share it, you can find MBC-focused groups of every kind—all created to help you share your story, find your voice, and connect with others.

In 2009, October 13 was declared National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, raising awareness and advocacy initiatives worldwide.

Some people living with MBC find it important—and even rewarding—to share what they’ve experienced with others to help them understand what they might be facing and to show them that they’re not alone.

Building that community, finding people to go through this together, it changes everything. Because we know the statistics, we know the side effects. We know that this is a marathon.

— Jamil

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC provides programs and services to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer, so they won’t feel uninformed or alone.

Susan G. Komen wants everyone to have the information and support needed to face the unique challenges and concerns of living with MBC. They work with partners in thousands of communities to unlock the scientific discoveries and deliver the support needed to help people with MBC.

METAvivor has a mission to transition metastatic breast cancer from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life. METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding grants for annual Stage 4 breast cancer research.

CancerCare® is a national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services—counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance—to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. They’re dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until that happens, they’re funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer—and better.

Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a non-profit network of cancer support, dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The global network includes CSC and Gilda's Club centers, healthcare partnerships, and free support services.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is an advocacy group with a mission to address the unique needs and concerns of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. MBCN creates up-to-date information and resources for people dealing with MBC and is a champion of clinical trials and research.

Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization with a mission to help people make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives. Find expert information and a dynamic peer support community.

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, brings everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer. MBCC shares stories from male breast cancer patients, and resources for men and their families navigating what is usually a women's-only club.

Tigerlily Foundation is a national breast cancer foundation providing education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-45)—before, during, and after breast cancer. They encourage and endeavor to empower fearless females in every stage of their journey, and to show them that they are not alone.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)’s mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. The NCCS works with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis.

The MBC Alliance’s mission is to improve the lives of and outcomes of those living with MBC and their families through increasing disease awareness and education, and advancing policy and strategic coordination of MBC-focused research funding. Join the cause, find clinical trial information and more.

MBC Connect is an online tool that lets you store information about your MBC disease history, experiences, and your quality of life. MBC Connect also provides researchers and clinicians with a powerful database that can drive research, discoveries, and advances hoped for by so many in the MBC community.

Sharsheret is a national non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support—and save lives through educational research.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice, and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with nearly 45,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Be well-informed with timely, comprehensive information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential emotional support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. They also provide prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones—all to help prevent suicide. 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

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