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Advocacy Group Helps Patients Cope

For two years after Shirley Mertz was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she didn’t meet a single other person with the disease.

“I asked my doctor to introduce me to someone else with my disease, but he wasn’t able to,” she says. “It was isolating.”

That all changed in 2005 when she attended her first National Metastatic Breast Cancer conference, hosted by the patient advocacy group the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN).

See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/share-your-story/living-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-advocacy-group-helps-patients-cope-with-isolation-misunderstanding#sthash.R2hl2LRs.dpuf