Today, just breathe.

However you’re feeling today – it’s all right. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel about it. You may feel like you’re alone with your diagnosis, but there are many women in the world right now who have also just found out they have metastatic breast cancer, who are feeling what you are feeling. And every one of you will find a way to live with this disease and you will eventually feel stronger – every day a little bit more so.

It is difficult for you to hear that you have metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Right now, you will have many questions – and will be looking for answers. There is a special group of women from across Europe and the Middle East who have come together to talk about what you might need to know. And we, the women of the “Every Day Is Precious Group” and Pfizer, have tried to give you solutions here that may help.

Some of us are living with metastatic breast cancer. Others are breast cancer survivors. We believe that this information will help you to understand your disease. It will help you decide what your next step might be, what is best for you – because every day is precious. We hope that you will use this document as a guide to help you – as much or as little as you want. And we hope it will help you make the most of every day.

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Michal Melamed-Cohen

    Founder of the “Me too” Facebook group

  • Doris C. Schmitt

    Communications Trainer

  • Eva Schumacher-Wulf

    Editor-in-chief of MammaMia! Das Brustkrebsmagazin

Pfizer would like to thank the women of the Every Day Is Precious Group coming from countries all over the word, including here in the United Arab Emirates, for their guidance with this project.

MEDICAL REVIEWER

  • Nadia Harbeck, MD, PhD

    Professor and Head of the Breast Center at the University of Munich, Germany

Professor Harbeck reviewed ME & MY TREATMENT and MY TREATMENT A-Z and provided expert medical input.

“While early stage breast cancer often makes headlines, the needs of women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are often neglected. Many patients feel they do not have enough information about their disease. This handbook is a valuable resource to help women understand what their MBC diagnosis means, the treatment options they may have, and the decisions they may want to make. Perhaps most importantly of all, it helps women with MBC to realise that, despite MBC, they can still determine how they want to enjoy their life.”

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