Faces of MBC collaborated with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, and METAvivor to document the journeys of several people living with metastatic breast cancer and their families in a series over several years. The videos highlight the importance of day-to-day support from loved ones, friends and medical teams, and how after an advanced cancer diagnosis, both dramatic life changes and the little things matter.
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Gail shares how a life-threatening cancer diagnosis does not just impact patients – it is a family's diagnosis that affects everyone.
Watch how a cancer diagnosis offered Diane an opportunity to reprioritize her life and to make a dramatic change.
Several women living with an incurable form of breast cancer discuss how every moment matters to them and their loved ones.
A mother of two and grandmother of six, Gail says her family has brought her the most joy during her seven-year fight with metastatic breast cancer. Gail tries to make every function a family affair and says the biggest thing she has learned is to stay positive and just enjoy life together.
Through her three-year journey with metastatic breast cancer, 46-year-old Julie Clark has found that she feels most grateful for when she is with her family. Julie, founder of Baby Einstein wrote a children's book "You Are the Best Medicine" to remind children how important their support is during a time when their optimism and love are most needed.
Marilyn has been living with metastatic breast cancer for six years and when she was diagnosed at age 70, decided to fulfill one of her life dreams and taught herself to play the organ. Marilyn says when she is playing the organ, she feels like her cancer no longer exists.
During her 15-year journey living with metastatic breast cancer, Diane's children, ages 14 and 26, have been one of her biggest influences to keep going. Although she was once told she had only months to live, Diane has persevered to be there to see her children's milestones, including her son's junior high graduation and daughter's wedding day.
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at age 24, Elizabeth, now 31, wants people to know breast cancer doesn't just mean your breast – her cancer has spread to other parts of her body. Elizabeth says she couldn't do this alone and credits the amazing support she receives from her family and friends on a daily basis as motivation to keep fighting.
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