Are you and your family struggling to communicate about
Do you feel isolated from other women with breast
cancer who wear pink ribbons, because you don’t want
to scare them with thoughts of recurrence?
Are you overwhelmed by the side-effects of long-term
treatments and pain management?
Do you want to talk to other women who are living and surviving
with metastatic breast cancer?
you answered “yes” to any of the above questions,
then our metastatic breast cancer support group may be for
groups are a safe place for women with metastatic breast
cancer to talk about their feelings, share information and
meet other women living with the disease.
women hear “stage IV” or metastatic breast cancer
and think that their future is grim based on statistical
outcomes from their doctors. They are left to manage through
long-term treatments on their own, often feeling isolated
from others in the breast cancer movement.
breast cancer is a disease that women can live with and
manage the symptoms of, for many years. Some women still
work with metastatic breast cancer and remain extremely
active. Others change their lifestyle and priorities after
diagnosis. The first step in moving forward is getting support.
the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program we offer individual counseling
and support groups, as well as, telephone support for women
with metastatic breast cancer.
more information, please call the hotline at 800.877.8077
or Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, Counseling Services Coordinator,
Support Group has helped me overcome my initial shock and
despair when I learned that my breast cancer had returned
and spread to other areas of my body. At the group I have
an opportunity to vent my feelings, learn and share coping
skills, gain information and learn about available resources.The
group has helped me prioritize what is important to me so
that I use my time well, and I now live with a more happy
and hopeful attitude...“ –Susan
come to the metastatic breast cancer support group because
it reminds me that there are other people out there who
have metastatic cancer, just like me. I am not alone.”
IV metastatic breast cancer is a chronic disease. That’s
what I get out of the support group – hope for the
got information about metastatic breast cancer from the
other women in the group that I would not have gotten from
a hospital or doctor. We shared information about survival.
It made the journey less frightening and more hopeful.”