While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, several treatments are available. Treatment aims to improve quality of life, reduce side effects from treatment, and extend a person’s life for as long as possible.

Doctors may measure estimated survival following a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in months or potentially years, so quality of life and comfort are very important aspects of a person’s care.

Individuals can also take several steps to help improve their comfort during metastatic breast cancer treatment.

Comfort during metastatic breast cancer treatment is possible to achieve, but it can take some proactive steps from the person undergoing treatment as well as their support network.

A cancer treatment team should consist of several specialties, and each should be able to provide some support with comfort care. A person may also consider adding new members to the team as necessary.