Real Stories

They know what you’re going through.
Because they’ve been there, too.

People living with MBC open up about isolation, intimacy, finding support, and much more. Trust us, they get real. Discover their ups and downs, determination, and moments of hope.


You want to be able to do it all yourself. But, yeah, just ask for help.”

Watch Stephanie's Story

Stephanie

wife, mom, hospice nurse

  • Has her own “Team Stephanie”
  • De novo diagnosis
  • Has learned the value of finding a therapist, and finding support from others
Watch her story

We want to live longer with metastatic breast cancer. We want to live better as well.”

Watch Kelli's Story

Kelli

girlfriend, dog mom, financial director

  • Advocates for education and empathy
  • Had breast cancer twice before MBC diagnosis
  • Initially battled depression but now digs deep for strength and shares it with others
Watch her story

We take it day by day and we try to just move forward. That’s all we can do.”

Watch Jamil's Story

Jamil

wife, mom, CFO of a non-profit

  • Believes that knowledge is power
  • De novo diagnosis
  • Keeps up on the latest research and clinical trials, shares her story to inspire others
Watch her story

At 38 years old, my world stopped. My isolation came from not knowing where to look for support and get advice.”

Watch Angie's Story

Angie

wife, mom, enjoys crafts and concerts

  • Advocate and fund-raiser
  • Initial diagnosis of Stage III breast cancer
  • Encourages others living with MBC to find support; her group means everything
Watch her story

They say you die like you live. If I’m going down, I have to go on my terms.”

Watch Susan's Story

Susan

wife, mom, realtor

  • Determined to “own” her journey
  • Diagnosed with MBC 2 years after initial breast cancer diagnosis
  • Enjoys taking long, scenic walks “as endless as the cancer is”
Watch her story

You can feel really isolated when you have MBC. To talk about my cancer, I didn’t want to turn to friends who do not have MBC and wouldn’t ‘get it.’”

Read Pam's Story

Pam

wife, mom, works full-time

  • Reaches out to her MBC support group
  • Always felt healthy before initial breast cancer diagnosis and MBC
  • Gets the facts, does her homework, stays on top of her treatment
Read her story

Being a male with breast cancer, I’m a duck out of water. It’s so rare, but it happens.”

Read Kirby's Story

Kirby

husband, father, grandfather

  • Tries to focus on the joy of living
  • Had breast cancer and mastectomy before MBC diagnosis
  • Encourages everyone to be tested for breast cancer
Read his story

Find the right support from your family or your friends. And then help those people talk about cancer with you.”

Carmela's Story

Carmela

wife, world traveler, nature lover

  • Helps her family understand her MBC
  • Devastated by her MBC diagnosis after 10+ years of taking on breast cancer
  • Realizes that not everyone understands MBC or knows what to say to her
Read her story

It’s true that sometimes I feel isolated and sad. That’s why I think it’s a really good idea for those with MBC to find support from family and friends.”

Kathleen's Story

Kathleen

neuroscientist, enjoys time with friends

  • Reaches out to the MBC community
  • De novo diagnosis, also has cerebral palsy
  • Encourages people to be proactive about pursuing new treatments
Read her story

Need someone
to talk to?

Cancer Support Helpline
1-888-793-9355


CancerCare’s Hopeline
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741


Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) Breast Cancer Helpline:
1-888-753-5222

Need someone to talk to?

Cancer Support Helpline
1-888-793-9355


CancerCare’s Hopeline
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
or text HOME to 741741


Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) Breast Cancer Helpline:
1-888-753-5222