Living With ACC
Although ACC is a single disease, it can lead to remarkably different experiences for patients. Living with ACC may involve decades of watchful waiting or rapid tumor progression. Patients with small tumors in the breast may have excellent prognoses while others may have to deal with extensive lung, liver and brain metastases. Certainly, ACC should be taken very seriously and monitored closely for life. However, each case is unique and even the most dire expectations may turn out to be unfounded.
Patients dealing with ACC have different questions based on their individual situation. Generally, the situations tend to cluster into the following broad groups:
These and other pages in this section attempt to frame the key issues for each group and point to helpful resources.