Resources for Patients

Understanding Metastasis

Cancer metastasis is a highly complex process that involves tumour cells spreading around the body.
Read more about cancer metastasis here.

A Patient's Perspective

It is impossible to truly describe the experience of being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
Although the experience can feel utterly isolating, it is important to know that know that we don’t have to be alone.
Here are some stories of women living with metastatic cancer.

Affiliated Patient Advocacy/Support Organizations:

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, all volunteer patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. We strive to help those living with stage IV breast...

Theresa’s Research Foundation

Theresa’s Research Foundation

Theresa's Research Foundation Theresa's Vision Through Theresa’s participation in various support groups and relationships she formed with other patients, she learned there were critical challenges that needed to be addressed in order to change the odds. Most...

GRASP Cancer

GRASP Cancer

GRASP (Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships) connects advocates & cancer researchers to advance breakthroughs To make faster progress to improve treatments and end cancer, we must break through silos. Patients, clinicians and researchers...

METAvivor

METAvivor

METAvivor METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about...

Useful links:

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Patient Advocate Foundation – a US-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses including cancer

The Mesothelioma Center – Useful information on mesothelioma advocacy, awareness and resources

Mesothelioma Hope –  resources for those diagnosed with mesothelioma