Get Support METS - After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Living with METS? We can help.

As the number of people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) continues to increase, the need for emotional support for this unique group of breast cancer patients is even more significant and pivotal.

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ABCD understands the importance of having someone to talk with who truly knows what you are going through, and our MBC Mentors can do just that.

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Interested in helping those with MBC?

Two virtual New Mentor Trainings are held each year. One in the late spring/early summer and one in the late fall/early winter.

Become a METS mentor


Striving to ensure our MBC Mentors and Program Participants have the best information and resources we proudly work directly with:


Lesley Kailani Glenn – founder of Project Life

Janice Cowden – MBC Thriver and Advocate, Patient Advocate, ABCD Mentor and author of our comprehensive national resource list


Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

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Support for ABCD’s MBC program comes from Lilly


Janice Cowden: Plan to Live

“Here and now.” That’s what matters most to ABCD Mentor Janice Cowden. She’s a mother, grandmother, and former pediatric nurse who’s also a passionate advocate for the metastatic breast cancer community.

Read Janice’s Story

Find answers

No matter what’s on your mind, we can connect you with trusted, reliable resources that can make a big difference during and after treatment. Some of the topics we can assist with include:


General Breast Cancer Information
Are you looking to increase your general knowledge of breast cancer?


Appearance Products
Looking for a wig, lymphedema products, prostheses, bras?


Are you interested in learning more about breast cancer awareness and research/volunteer opportunities?


Resources for Financial Issues & Case Management
Do you need help shouldering the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis?


Survivorship Care & Planning
Do you need help with next steps after your final treatment?

Work & Life Issues

Work & Life Issues
Are you looking for fact-based information about work-related challenges during treatment for and recovery from breast cancer?


Communications & Caregiving
Are you looking for help supporting someone dealing with breast cancer?

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Clinical Trials
Are you interested in exploring other treatment options?


When can I have a Mentor?

Mentors are available at time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. There are no time parameters to when you can have a Mentor.

How quickly will I be matched?

Once you’ve talked with a Match Specialist, and shared information about yourself, your diagnosis and the most important thing you’d like to talk to a Mentor about, we are able to match you within 48 business hours.

Can I have more than one Mentor?

Yes, you can have as many Mentors as you’d like. For example, a person may be evaluating surgery options and wants to talk with someone who’s undergone a lumpectomy and someone who had a mastectomy. Or, a person may request a second Mentor after they’ve completed treatment to talk about moving forward after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Can my partner get support too?

ABCD provides emotional support to anyone impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis. We have trained Friends & Family Mentors – a spouse, sibling, friend – who have supported someone going through breast cancer who are ready to help others.

Can I talk with my Mentor in person?

Most of our Mentors provide support over the phone or online. If you and your Mentor want to meet in person, you can talk about it together.

What information do you need about me to make a match?

We’ll gather basic information about you and your breast cancer diagnosis. We’ll match you with a Mentor who has similar personal traits, family dynamics and breast cancer type. We’ll ask you what’s the most important thing you’d like to talk to your Mentor about, and we’ll make a meaningful match.

Is my information confidential?

Yes, your information is held in confidence and only shared with your Mentor.

How long will my Mentor be there to support me?

Your Mentor will be there for as long as needed.

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