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This section might help you better understand the medical words that your healthcare team is using and help you discuss your condition with them. Knowing what words like "metastasis" and "recurrence" mean allows you to take an active role in managing your care.

Information is power, so understanding and being able to talk about your own disease, treatment choices, and preferences empowers you to feel less overwhelmed and to make thoughtful choices. This section lists several links to other websites with information that you may find helpful, such as possible questions to ask your doctor and suggestions on how to evaluate your treatment options.

The information in this section comes from several nationally recognized advocacy organizations that focus on providing support to the advanced breast cancer community. You can see the list here.