This thirty-minute documentary explores the diverse experiences of people living with metastatic breast cancer. The objective of this film is to create an educational tool that disseminates information and generates a dialogue regarding the coping strategies, and needs of terminal breast cancer patients. This tool will be beneficial to anthropology, nursing, and health care students, who may encounter this population in their line of work. Our research group filmed interviews with four women living in the Greater Bay Area with metastatic breast cancer; these interviews were then analyzed, eliciting themes to create a documentary. This documentary identifies a diverse range of experiences regarding support systems, coping techniques, loss, the pink movement, and interactions with the medical community. The culmination of these experiences creates the breast cancer journey, a series of interactions and emotions that result from a metastatic diagnosis. By identifying and documenting this range of experiences, our research group seeks to build awareness and increase knowledge of the lives of metastatic breast cancer patients.
This project was made possible by the generous support of the
Davidson Family Foundation.
Additional suport from
Gayle Kludt & Jack Hoeflich
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