Find Strength And Perspective
See what IBRANCE Ambassadors are sharing about what they’ve learned, how they’re coping, and ways they’re managing life after diagnosis.
Ambassadors were asked to share their personal stories about IBRANCE. All content was accurate at the time of publication and may have since changed.
"I see my mBC like it’s a part of my life, but I try not to let it define my life."
Connect With A Patient Or Caregiver
If you’re taking IBRANCE or caring for someone who is, the IBRANCE Ambassador Mentor Program can provide you with encouragement, support, and understanding as you navigate mBC. Here are a few things the program offers:
Someone To Talk To
Private one-on-one phone conversations with a mentor for patients and caregivers of patients prescribed IBRANCE.
A Friendly Voice
An IBRANCE mentor who may relate to what you’re going through, and who can provide support.
Help with topics like living and working with mBC, support services, and doctor relationships.
Mentors are not medical or mental health professionals and cannot provide any medical advice. Please contact your healthcare team for medical information.
I liked being able to speak to someone who is going through something similar to me.”
IBRANCE Ambassador Mentor Program registrant
Meet Our IBRANCE Ambassadors
As the oldest of three siblings and a natural caregiver, Chris struggled to find ways to accept her mBC diagnosis. “I realize I can’t control my cancer, but I can still control the same thing I’ve always controlled—my impact on other people.”
When Chris met and married Kaye, he knew he’d found everything he’d been looking for. Becoming her caregiver has made him further appreciate what he has. “A lot of what makes life rich are the things she has brought into my life. So I’ve often wondered who is really taking care of whom.”
Julie and her sister, Chris, were set to leave for a weekend getaway when Chris was shocked by a cancer discovery during a routine doctor visit. Julie stepped in as a caregiver, despite her own busy life, and still struggles for balance. “All I can do is my best, and when I look at the big picture, my best is pretty good.”
At 27, Kaye felt like she had it all together. She had an amazing husband, a master’s degree, and so much to look forward to. Then at 28, she was diagnosed with mBC. “It has been so difficult, but each day holds moments in which I don’t remember that I have breast cancer.”
Having already had breast cancer, Lisa was distraught upon receiving her mBC diagnosis. She was also determined. "I see my mBC like it’s a part of my life, but I try not to let it define my life."
As a single mom, Priscilla has always focused on her family and friends—as well as her faith. “I want to set an example that, no matter your circumstance, it’s so important to love people and to live life as fully as possible.”
Much has been asked of Ruth in recent years. In that time, she came to a realization that inspires her to this day. "I'm trying to focus on what I can manage. I can manage loving my boys. I can manage listening to and loving music. I can meet people. I can hear them. I can see them. I can listen and understand them. I can care."
Tina’s mBC diagnosis has given her a new outlook on life and what she can and cannot control in her future. “My life has changed, but the important things remain.”
A self-described “old soul,” Ursula found that time and again, she was able to take on new challenges—including an mBC diagnosis. “Metastatic breast cancer is just one part of my life in the grand scheme of things. It’s not running my life. I'm grateful, and I’m focusing on the things that are important to me.”
When Vicki’s mom, Tina, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, both of their worlds were rocked. “When she is physically or emotionally hurting, I am hurting.” Over time, Vicki has found that working through her own anger and sadness is essential to being a good caregiver.
Knowledge Is Comfort
Being as informed as possible is key to peace of mind and making decisions that are right for you. Find helpful answers to questions and hear firsthand experiences about navigating mBC in these videos featuring IBRANCE Ambassadors.
Ambassadors were asked to share their personal stories about IBRANCE.
All content was accurate at the time of publication and may have since changed.