It can be very difficult to face an uncertain future and it is natural for women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer to feel a sense of no longer being in control.
It’s important for women with secondary breast cancer to talk to health professionals and close family and friends about how they are feeling. Some women find it helpful to set short-term goals to work towards.
Sources of support for women with secondary breast cancer
There are many different sources of support for women with secondary breast cancer.
- Members of the healthcare team can provide support and advice.
- Women often find it helpful to share their feelings with their partner or another family member or friend.
- Some women also find it helpful to talk to other women with secondary breast cancer.
- Specialist health professionals such as psychologists or counsellors can provide additional therapy if required.
Tips to help women cope with a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer