Being diagnosed with metastatic cancer can be an emotional time that can lead a person to have many fears and questions and moments of anger and confusion. At a time where a person needs the most support, some people with metastatic cancer can find that it is very hard to find.
In order to support people with metastatic cancer, who have their own set of emotional, physical, and practical needs separate to other cancer patients, the Marie Keating Foundation has launched its Positive Living programme. These monthly meetings, for men and women living with metastatic cancer, are free to attend and include information and talks by experts, as well as a safe space to discuss any concerns or fears. Common themes explored in the programme include:
– Working with your medical team & managing side effects
– Coping with the emotional impact of metastatic cancer
– Sexuality & relationships
– Altered body image, positive appearance & well-being
– Using mindfulness to cope
– Physical activity and stress management
The aim of the programme is to help those who have metastatic cancer reach an improved quality of life by providing specialised supports and connecting them with both experts and with other people affected by similar circumstances who they may be able to relate to on a peer-to-peer level. It is hoped that through the course, participants will be able to look ahead and plan for the future.
All courses and seminars are free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential. If you would like to apply for an upcoming course or seminar, please contact us on 01 628 3726 or email [email protected]. Or sign up by clicking on a link below to one of our upcoming meetings.
Meeting Dates for 2023:
We are encouraging anyone with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) to take part in this short survey, about your experiences and needs.
This study has been developed by a patient with metastatic breast cancer in conjunction with a cohort of patients with the same disease and an interdisciplinary steering committee comprised of medical and radiation oncologists, allied health professionals, palliative care staff and doctors in training.
This study is being conducted with Cancer Trials Ireland as part of their public patient involvement (PPI) initiative in cancer clinical research.
It will take half an hour to complete and you can take part HERE
Resources for those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer:
- Storm in a Tit Cup Facebook Group – click here
- Lets Declare War on the Cancer Battle Webinar – here
- MoMe Flash cards with some motivational quotes – click here
- Get Up and Go Diary 2021 – available at Eason’s, click and collect/home delivery
- Podcast Resources;
Positive Living programme for men and women living with metastatic cancer is supported by a financial grant from Takeda Products Ireland Limited