The mission of The MetaCancer Foundation is to improve the psychosocial condition of people living with metastatic cancers.
The purpose of this website is to encourage you to think about metastatic cancer on a different level. You may have been told that your cancer is "incurable" or "terminal". You may think that your entire life must now revolve around being a cancer patient. And you may wonder how you might find hope in the midst of anger, frustration, or the question, "Why Me?"
At metacancer.org we believe that positive thinking can profoundly affect how we live. We start with the assumption that someone living with cancer is much more than just a cancer patient. Even metastatic cancer patients and their caregivers can focus on living beyond cancer. That means not only beating it at some point down the road, but also refusing to let it consume you right now: rising above it on a daily basis, no matter how often you may be engaged with treatments, therapies, and the everyday ups and downs of advanced cancers.
We encourage dialogue among those with very different types of metastatic cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, bladder/urinary, skin, lung, etc.), even though your treatment protocols and medical issues may seem to have little in common with each other. You are united, unfortunately, by survival rates that are dramatically lower than the survival rates for early-stage or localized cancers. There are many resources available online for medical information, as well as support from advocacy groups focused on specific types of cancer. But you may feel that you have more in common with others confronting metastatic cancers, regardless of where they started, than you do with someone facing an early stage of your own type of cancer. We hope this website will address some of your unique needs and concerns, along with the needs of those who care for you and love you.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Anne Prostic, a phenomenal woman, wife, and mother who passed away on March 31, 2005 from metastatic breast cancer. read more>
Funding for metacancer.org is provided by The MetaCancer Foundation, Inc., an exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Our mission is to provide inspiration and psychosocial support for patients and caregivers confronting metastatic cancers. read more>