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UNDERSTANDING YOUR
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis may feel overwhelming, scary and sometimes even devastating. Know that you are not alone, and that the ones around you, including us at Thrive, are here to guide you through the hardships and challenges you are facing with your diagnosis. Here at Thrive, we’ve gathered information and resources in Hong Kong to help you understand your diagnosis and treatments, as well as offering guidance on navigating the choices you will need to make during your treatment journey.


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ABOUT METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

If you have been diagnosed or have just received a prognosis for metastatic breast cancer, it is important to understand exactly what you are fighting against. The information here will help you answer some of the questions you may have about metastatic breast cancer and your treatment. Thrive is dedicated to helping you navigate your breast cancer journey in HK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUPPORT BEYOND TREATMENT
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Living with metastatic breast cancer takes support, even if you have had successful treatment. Find support beyond treatment with Thrive Hong Kong to help you in your day-to-day life, as well as online communities that can offer encouragement and emotional support. People including us at Thrive HK are here to help you come out the other side a brighter and stronger person. If you want to find out more about what kind of support you can get after your cancer treatment, don’t hesitate to take a look at patient websites, visit support groups or send up a message today. 
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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The cost of cancer care can be a concern to you and your family. We understand that coping with daily financial responsibilities may sometimes become overwhelming, as a result Pfizer seeks to transform the cancer treatment support landscape. Thrive Hong Kong aims to support you on your treatment journey. We’re committed to providing you with better access to Pfizer breast cancer treatment you’ve been prescribed. If you are eligible for financial assistance, we’ll help you​​​​​​​ find it.

 

 

 

 

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PATIENT SUPPORT


You may have questions about your treatment and what to expect from it. You can find the answers to some common questions about your Pfizer metastatic cancer treatment here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QUESTIONS FOR MY DOCTOR


A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can leave you speechless. The right resources can help you find your voice. ‘Questions for my doctor’ is a discussion guide that may help you have an open and informed conversation with your oncologist. It contains questions covering everything from treatment and managing side effects to work, relationships and emotional support. Simply download the pdf, print it out and use it during your appointments. It helps ensure your questions never go unanswered. 

 

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WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Breast cancer patients may suffer from emotional distress due to their diagnosis and changes in appearance brought by treatments or surgeries. These can be overwhelming for one’s mental and physical wellbeing. This section will help you cope with these feelings and provide practical tips on emotion management and life beyond cancer treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS

Being a caregiver for a loved one with breast cancer is challenging. You may also find it physically and mentally demanding. Here are some tips on supporting cancer patients and how to tackle challenges along the way. A self-care guide is also included to support caregivers’ wellbeing.

 

 

 

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INSURANCE


Cancer treatments and care expenses are often expensive, insurance may help ease your financial burden. Terminologies, policy coverage, and the process of making claims and appeals in the insurance are complicated and can be confusing. This section will help you better understand insurance schemes and guide you through all the important processes.

 

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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS


A cancer diagnosis can affect a person’s work life. As a breast cancer patient, you may encounter workplace discrimination, ranging from assumptions about productivity to being overlooked for new positions, and eventually leading to dismissal. Get to know more about your employee rights listed in the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.

 

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