While there are many resources and support groups for breast cancer, people with a metastatic diagnosis find that their needs are best met by groups that are specifically dedicated to patients with MBC. METAvivor's Peer to Peer Support groups are offered in locations across the country. Please check the interactive map below to find a support group in your area.
If there isn't a Peer to Peer Support group near you, contact your local medical center first to see if they offer a group. Ask your doctors and nurses if they know of a local metastatic breast cancer support group. Some other support groups may promote themselves with flyers on office bulletin boards. You can also ask at wig and prostheses boutiques that cater to breast cancer patients. Or, learn more about starting your own support program.
In addition, below are additional resources to help you find a support group.
METAvivor’s Peer To Peer Support Group program has trained MBC patients to create and lead support groups. See our interactive map below to find a list of support groups offered via our Peer To Peer program.
There are several online resources dedicated to support for people living with metastatic breast cancer. Here are a few that you may find useful:
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) maintains a list of support groups on its support page, including organizations that offer one-on-one peer support matches, telephone and online groups, in-person groups listed by state, and get-away retreats. MBCN also offers information for caregivers, as well as general resources for financial and legal support, housing and transportation assistance during treatment, and clinical trials. Be sure to watch for MBCN’s annual conference for metastatic breast cancer patients held each year at a different university hospital in the USA.
This well-organized site offers a wide variety of information pertaining to metastatic breast cancer. Thirteen breast cancer organizations with a whole or partial focus on MBC collaborated to produce this collection of resources. Visit the website
If you are on Facebook, you might want to consider joining The Closed Metastatic (Advanced) Breast Cancer Support Group. This well run online support program is a closed group, meaning that only members who join can see what is posted within the group. To request access, click here and then click on "Join Group."
In addition to this group, Facebook offers other groups and information for MBC patients. Search for “metastatic breast cancer” within Facebook to see other information and resources.
METAvivor's website and social media also offer support discussions and resources. We post status updates on Facebook and Twitter about relevant information for the MBC community. Our blog is updated regularly by people from around the country who are living with metastatic breast cancer, and includes a list of other blogs that are focused on MBC.