Become educated. There are more people walking around with metastatic cancer than you realize. I for one have four close friends with it. And as I typed this number, I first thought it was two, then three. Who knows, it is probably even higher, but I am trying not to dwell on that at the moment.
I'm not sure what is happening that this seems so prevalent now. Is it just me? Is it our world, our food system? I don't think we can put "the blame" anywhere; but we can become educated and compassionate; and especially learn a better way to respond to Mets when we need to.
The few moments it will take you to watch this short video will help. Please take a moment.