Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of the disease, also called Stage IV, where the cancer has spread to other organs in the body.
While there is a lot of awareness around breast cancer and early detection, studies show that people do not understand the later stages of the disease and how it affects women in transcendental ways from self-identification to communication to daily life. As part of the initiative Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told, a photojournalistic peek inside the lives of several women with metastatic breast cancer reveals the fight and the hope.
Treatment for metastatic breast cancer can take the form of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biologic targeted therapy and radiation therapy including stereotactic body radiation therapy.
Check out the women sharing their journeys with metastatic breast cancer here.
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