The mission of The MetaCancer Foundation (MCF) is to improve the psychosocial condition of people living with metastatic cancers.

Who They Are:

The MetaCancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Metastatic cancers are often considered to be incurable or terminal, but The MetaCancer Foundation encourages patients and caregivers to “go meta”: to think about how one is confronting cancer and how one can positively construct that experience. MetaCancer encourages dialogue among those with very different types of metastatic cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, bladder/urinary, skin, lung, and others), even though respective treatment protocols and medical issues may seem to have little in common with each other. The common factor, unfortunately, is cure rates that are dramatically lower than the cure rates for early-stage or localized cancers. The psychological and emotional impact of this fact means that metastatic patients and caregivers can have more in common with others confronting metastatic cancers, regardless of where they started, than with someone facing an early stage of the same type of cancer. The MetaCancer Foundation provides a variety of resources to address the unique psychosocial needs of metastatic patients and caregivers.

What They Do:

The MetaCancer Foundation seeks to fulfill their mission primarily by using the power and accessibility of the Internet to reach survivors and caregivers who may be geographically dispersed, disinclined to leave their homes, and particularly anxious about the diagnosis of an incurable or terminal disease. They provide a superlative online oasis that seeks to empower people living with various kinds of cancer that has metastasized. Their primary goals are:

  • To provide the benefits of online community, support, and resources focused on the unique psychological and emotional aspects of living with metastatic cancer.
  • To provide creative and artistic online features that suggest new and better ways of feeling a sense of control, or expressing a range of emotions, for site users living with an incurable or terminal disease.
  • To provide grants to other nonprofit organizations that can lead to content for the MCF website  while also serving the psychosocial needs of survivors and caregivers living with metastatic cancers.

Learn More:

To learn more about The MetaCancer Foundation, visit their website and also check out their online community, Mosaic.

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