Learn to cope with a chronic, incurable, but, for the most part, manageable metastatic illness.

For those struggling with their diagnosis & those who love & care for them.

Metastatic Madness (2)

Book Review:

“In her prose and poetry, Carol Miele makes the realities of Stage IV cancer
come alive.  Women who share her diagnosis, and those who love them, will find
echoes of themselves in her insightful words. ”                        – Musa Mayer

Musa Mayer has written several books, one of which is: Advanced Breast Cancer, A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease. She is a well-known Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocate whose knowledge and advice is highly regarded in the Breast Cancer Community.

31 thoughts on “Learn to cope with a chronic, incurable, but, for the most part, manageable metastatic illness.

  1. Carol Miele brings understanding, experience and a quick wit to both her story and her poetry.

    This book made me laugh, cry, and then laugh again as I admired the twists and turns of living with and dealing with metastatic disease. Only one who has been there can write such a moving work.

  2. This book should be required reading for everyone. Comes right into your soul. May God be with you forever Carol.

    • Thanks so much Palma. So glad we got to reconnect. You are also a woman of strength…and a great cook too! Stay in touch.

  3. Carol, I found this website this evening and am glad as I was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I plan to read your book. Thank You for your support of all of us sisters! Marla

    • Marla, This book was written for people like you…I am heartened whenever I learn that someone with metastatic cancer has found me or my website and will be reading my book. We are a sisterhood and need to help and support one another throughout this journey. Best wishes, Carol

  4. My partner and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I might check things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to exploring your web page repeatedly.

  5. This book gives an insightful look into what the author, Carol Meile, has endured both physically and mentally once given a diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer. With a blend of courage and compassion Carol fights for her survival while at the same time reaches out to help others by eloquently putting into words and poems her experiences. I was deeply touched and inspired by her book and highly recommend it.

  6. I am battling Stage IV BC bone matastis, my Oncologest informed ( after I asked her) how long I had and she said I had already passed my experation date by all the studies. I first got BC when I was 42, I have had two more tumors since then (in my vertrabes), I am now 71…the last one was about 6 months ago, I was given 15 radiation treatments, was given monthly Zometa drips and Femera every day…I have had great care…I had a CT bone scan two weeks ago and there were no new leisons…I never feel great…I have three grown girls that don’t to want face it (they live in other Cities) so I have to keep things between my husband and me…I think they are in deniel…I have no fear of dying because I am a Christian…I am curious to no just how bad the pain in the last days will be.

    • Dear Pat,
      Well, it sounds like you have gotten things stable and can ride this out for a good while. Sorry for the delay…I moved to another state and couldn’t access my website until I got everything straightened out recently. I’m on Femara as well for my bone mets. No one knows exactly how it will go for them when they are dying, but I can tell you that if you sign on to a hospice organization when you reach the stage when treatment is no longer helping and there is no further hope, your pain and other symptoms will be managed effectively.

      Most people I’ve spoken to claim their loved was at peace and not in any great pain or discomfort when they died. Its important not to put off going into hospice too long. They can help people a lot more if they have some time to get to know them and get to work on their pain and other problems. You are eligible for hospice if you have 6 months or less to live.I too am a Christian and hope that my beliefs and faith sustain me during that time. I like to think I’ll be surrounded by Angels and carried off by them when my soul leaves my body.


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  9. Carol Miele, author of “Metastatic Madness: How I Coped with a Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis,” will be at All About You Women’s Boutique from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at 4901 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the book will be offered at a discount.

    For more information, call 236-2914 or visit www. Metastaticmadness.com.

    • Thanks for the shout-out Yvonne, my closest friend & unofficial ‘Press Agent’! My area code & phone no. is 352-236-2914 for those who want a book but can’t make the Book Signing on the 28th, I’ll be happy to meet you in any nearby location & sign one .

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