“I have been dealing with metastatic breast cancer for the past five years. My new reality involves putting things into perspective.  Every day is precious and used wisely – living each moment to its fullest. I no longer look with impatience towards the future, but take time to appreciate the moment, the now.”

When you are living with metastatic breast cancer, what you hope for may change. What you hope for is up to you. You may hope for more time to spend with family and friends, to continue working on a project or hobby, to travel.

Women with metastatic breast cancer are often told to “live in the moment”. Letting go of the past and not worrying about the future allows you to live fully in the present. You may find that you will be able to work and play with only a few adjustments. There will be good days and challenging days. With the support of your care team and loved ones, your diagnosis does not mean you cannot live the life you want.

You may not be able to dance every dance, but you can still enjoy the music.