Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats

Metastatic, or Stage Four, breast cancer means the cancer that began in your breast has moved to other parts of your body essential for life – your lungs, brain, liver, or bones – perhaps before you even knew you had breast cancer. Such a diagnosis means cancer will be a part of your life for the rest of your life.

Those living with metastatic breast cancer often feel misunderstood, ignored, and even isolated from other breast cancer survivors. Because patients with metastatic breast cancer face a unique set of emotions and challenges, NBCF hosts weekend retreats for a small group of patients and their caregivers, with the help of our partner hospital Johns Hopkins.

Patients leave the retreat with renewed hope, increased knowledge, and the reminder that they are not alone.

"The Baylor Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat was fantastic because for two days my best friend, Sue, and I started to really understand what my journey was about and how she can help me on this terrifying experience.

We relaxed, shared, cried, laughed, and truly bonded like never before in our lifelong friendship. I feel more at peace because I know she gets it. Since the retreat, my friend has been more understanding and caring and has just been there for me. It has been awesome! It is good and I know the retreat has truly helped our relationship develop so much more.

The retreat will always hold a special place in my heart as it has truly cemented my relationship with my best friend like never before. I know she is there for me, and I don't have to hold back my feelings and thoughts to protect her. I know she is there, however I need her. That is priceless."

- Therese

To learn how you can support a metastatic retreat, contact our team.