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For anyone supporting someone else with cancer

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  • We are a close family we (my husband, myself and two young children) live with both my parents. Dad (age 77) had fluid in the Plura and got diagno...

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  • Morning everyone. My dad got the news last week that his cancer has spread, he has been given a time frame of 6 months. I'm an only child, also a ...

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  • Hi Everyone, My Dad has recently been diagnosed with blood cancer after several years of illness and frequent hospital admissions.  I live an...

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  • My husband went through stemcell replacement after 7 Da Epoch chemo treatmets. brutal but effective. He went septic three times and I was beside hi...

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  • Hi there, I am new to this site so not really sure what i'm doing! My dad has Bowel Cancer for the second time, he started treatment but decided ...

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  • Hi everyone. About 8 weeks ago my Mum was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. It is a small tumour and there is no spread. She has started chemo rad...

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  • Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. Just looking for any info and support I can get. My best friend has terminal bowel cancer that has spread....

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  • Hi guys, My mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer back in June and started 5 weeks of radiotherapy, which it partially responded to, was going to ha...

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  • My wife Jenny is recovering from bowel resection in August followed by the removal of seven liver “lesions” in October. Post liver surgery was ver...

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  • We’ve been battling a while and had a mix of good news and not so good (always liveable to a degree though). My dad has been in hospital for a coup...

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  • My Dad is 70 and was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in April 2016 and had radiotherapy, which he responded well to. A brain scan in June highlighted 2 ...

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  • Hi. Like many I'm new to this. 2 weeks ago my dad got his diagnosis - stage 4 kidney cancer with nodes (not sure if that's the right word) in his a...

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  • My dad has recently found out he has bowl cancer and is waiting to have his operation which will result in a colostomy bag. He has never been in h...

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  • Hi there, I am new to this so here goes..... My bestie was diagnosed today with breast cancer, I feel like I have been knocked over... I need so...

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  • Hi, Never done this before.... my dad is terminal and I don't normally live with him. However on Monday we all went to centre parcs together and s...

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  • Hello everyone,  First time poster so hope this is the right place to ask this question. Actual question = Does anyone have advice for who c...

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  • My husband had a early lung cancer surgically removed over 5 years ago ( adenocarcinoma) ..He has annual check up now and this week was supposed to...

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  • My dad has cancer, it started in his prostate but by the time it was discovered it was too late to treat as it had already spread quite significant...

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  • SORRY IF THIS IS A DOUBLE POST - COULDN'T FIND IT SO REPOSTING   Hello everyone, I have just signed up.  My ex partner who i am still...

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  • Hi my dad has prostate cancer it spread to his lymph nodes and bones he has had cemotherapy and it has got rid of the initial cancer but I'm worrie...

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  • Hi everyone I am feeling a bit lost and joining this site might help a little. in late 2015 my Dad was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, complet...

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  • Hello everyone, My mums has just been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer we don't know much more other than that is spread they can't operate an...

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  • Hi All, Just a little note to say that I am thinking of you all at Christmas Time. This time in 2008 I didn't realise that soon after Christmas I...

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  • Hi this is my first time here and I don't know what to do! My mum has stage4 lung cancer. She had surgery last December and we were told they caugh...

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  • One of my closest friend overcame breast cancer 4 years ago, only to be diagnosed now with multiple brain tumours of one of the worse kind(lep...

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  • I found out a few days ago my mum has stage 3 breast cancer. I am a wreck and terrified of what's going to happen. As s health care professional my...

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  • I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's lymphoma 18 months ago. I didn't want to discuss my diagnosis with acquaintances or even certain family members...

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  • Hi everyone, I'm a newbie :( , my beautiful husband was diagnosed with oesophagal cancer a few weeks ago, he's stage 3 but localised spread only a...

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  • My best friend has had HLH for two years now. I don't know how many people will know what that is, but I know it is a condition which Maggie's offe...

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  • Hi all  I'm relieved to find your wonderful community. I'm feeling like a I really need some support right now. My mum is in her 70s and rec...

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  • My dear friend who has shown me love and support over the years has cancer and I fear may be getting a diagnosis today that she has lost the battle...

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  • My whole world fell apart when my mum told me on 6/11/14 that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer that afternoon. Now my mums a very strong per...

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  • Evening folks, so...where to begin. 3 weeks ago my mum got diagnosed with cancer...tumour in her oesophagus, spread to lymph nodes, liver and lungs...

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  • What do you say to your husband who is suffering with chemotherapy ? It's been 5 months now since he found out he has colon cancer which spread to ...

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  • Hi my husband 48 has just been diagnosed with bowel cancer which has spread to liver. He started xelox chemotherapy last week, and since then has t...

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  • I am frustrated and need more exercise to release some built up anger and frustration My partner is unwell with cancer and on radiotherapy... My ...

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  • Hi, I've been "online" at Maggies for the last few months but haven't posted as yet. My father was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year (Stage T3...

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  • Hi my name is Ellen and i am 28 years old my mum (Sheila) just passed away on the 18th October 2009.  3 years ago my mum was diagnoised with c...

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  • I didn't even know that my dad was sick and last wednesday he told me he's been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer that's already spread to his ...

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  • First post on this site, my dad has secondary bowl and prostate cancer (he had two primaries - not sure what the odds are on that...). He is under ...

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  • I'm not sure why I'm on here or what I expect. My father who has been an invincible businessman all his life is now 71 and in the past 3 months has...

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  • Hello, I have a question about my dad and his mental state more than cancer itself, so I'm really hoping you can help or give me advice please. M...

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  • I only started seeing my partner in May of 2015, she told me her dad had prostate cancer that was being treated and managed. However, over the last...

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  • Our son had his school christmas fair on Friday and we simply forgot to give him any extra money so he could do any of the activities. Well there ...

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  • I have heard today that my 53 year old sister has been diagnosed with acute Leukemia. It is a total shock to everyone. She is in hospital and is st...

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  • My mum has Alzheimer's, not too badly yet as she still looks after herself at home but her short-term memory isn't good.  She was diagnosed a ...

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  • My mum had an emergency operation 9 days ago in which the doctors discovered very advanced cancer. They called me in to the hospital to tell me the...

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  • Hello I've just joined here and I'm very frustrated. My husband was diagnosed with oropharyngeal ca 3 days ago. We need to wait until Tuesday to ...

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  • My brother began feeling unwell in early spring this year. After several weeks of waiting (0ver 8 in total) for tests to be done etc, we got the ne...

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  • Sorry if I ramble - I have just joined here as I have no idea what to do. 2 weeks ago I found out my Dad has pancreatic cancer which has spread to ...

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  • From outofmydepth Sent on 12 July 2015 at 10:33   My 48yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with pre cancerous breast cells fol...

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  • Hi there, not sure if this is the right place to post this but would love to know your thoughts. My mum had DCIS a few years ago, which to an exten...

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  • So today my family member had a proper go at me, snapping and not even giving me a chance to get a word in edge ways or finish anything I was doing...

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  • Hi All,I've just joined and this is my first ever post, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. But sometimes just putting it out there makes you fee...

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  • Hi all, this is my first post on here. My mum was diagnosed with early stage oesophageal cancer in November 2014. She underwent chemo and then an o...

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  • My father is been diagnosed with cancer in the methastase phase, I am feeling very sad, worry I dont' know how I can cope with that, specially beca...

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    Hi. All I'm new to this site so don't know if I'm doing things right any help or advice is appreciated thanx

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  • Husband diagnosed with Ca osophagus about 6/7 weeks ago, still in the middle of not knowing whether he might have surgery which might cure, or whet...

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  • Hi there. My brother has just been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. My mum died when I was 21, my dad died 18months ago and my brother ...

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  • Hello everyone, Mu mum was diagnosed last year with stge 4 ovarian cancer. She has had one round of chemo and we are hoping she will be able to ha...

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  • My father flew to visit my family in Australia a week ago and I followed him a few days after. After moments of arriving at my Grandparents house f...

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  • My mum has a life spam of 2wk - 2mths with out treament and with chemo 4.5 mths if completes all sessions of 6. The other day she ask me out of bl...

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  • Hello, I joined this group today and reading some of the comments, its almost as if I have posted them myself, it certainly has helped me feel less...

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  • Hi, m mum has just undergone an operation and follow up radiotherapy to remove a sarcoma. She is now going through stages of stress and anxiety an...

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  • Hi. Im new on here. Im lost for how to support my mum. She has cancer and they say they can treat it. My younger sister who is 16 still lives at ho...

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  • Hi My very close friend was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer about six weeks ago.  I am giving her all the practical support I can, but I ...

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  • Im ive been really struggling last few days seeing my mum deteriorating at home, its so unfair she cant communicate with us to tell us what she is ...

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  • My mum has terminal brain tumours and is being sent home soon so she can be cared for by family, Im looking for some tips on how to deal with anxie...

    1 Comment
  • My 87 year old mother has terminal bowel cancer and following an infection  she was admitted to hospital and then transferred to a nursing hom...

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  • Hi Everyone, Thanks to whoever is reading this and please bear with me as I am new here.  i am so worried and scared and don't know what to d...

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  • hi im new, ive just found out my mum has acute leukemia , she was taken into hosp tonight for 5 weeks intensive chemo and i was wondering if anybo...

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  • Hello, I came across this site today when looking for advice for my mum. She was diagnosed with and had emergency surgery on bowel cancer in ...

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  • Hi I just heard some bad news about my prognosis. It looks like I am moving into a 'months' left' situation in terms of physical health. I d...

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  • Hi, I'm not really sure what to say but I just wanted to know that there are other people out there who are struggling the way I am. I guess I sh...

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  • Hi I am new to this so bear with me, a week ago my mum was diagnosed with cancer and today we found out from her mri scan that it is agressive end...

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  • Firstly hello to all the amazing people on this site. Exactly a week ago today I sat in a room in the bri and listened or at least tried to as my d...

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  • My mum was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer 29/8/13 this had spread to her liver. She came out of hospital and was recovering at home. She was in ...

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  • Dear all, I am posting on here because recently, sadly, my beautiful 62-year-old mother has been diagnosed with terminal bile duct cancer. This ha...

    5 Comments
  • Our little family of 4 found out on Thu eve that my mum has gallbladder cancer & it can't be fixed. A month ago she was fine & then she sta...

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  • I can't believe it is a year today since Stephen and I had the lovely experience of meeting up with the Wee Man on our silver wedding anniversary v...

  • Hello everyone, I understand that many people in the community here are bravely going through much harder things, but I just can't cope anymore an...

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  • Hi everyone, i'm new to this and don't really know where to start. My best friend of  almost 40 years' husband has just been diagnosed this we...

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  • Why does cancer strike twice?  My mum passed away on Boxing Day, after fighting through small cell lung cancer.  Now, today, my dad ...

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  • Hello My dad has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, they have told him that he has 3months without treatment and up to a year with chemo....

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  • Hi, I'm new here, my husband of 28 years has just been told that his cancer has spread, three years ago he was sucessfully treated for sinus cancer...

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  • Just to introduce myself - I hope I've picked the correct place on this forum.  A friend in the UK introduced me to this website.  She ha...

  • Stephen and I  have had a lovely morning with one of my Maggie's on line friends Carol and her husband. It's the second time now we have met ...

  • Hi everyone. I'm completely new to this so I don't really know wgat I'm doing. My brother has been recently diagnosed with leukaiemia and as a fami...

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  • Hi, I have a sister who's currently undergoing chemo. She has such a sore mouth/throat at the moment. Has anyone any advice on things that may help...

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  • Hello My 70 year old father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer just before Christmas, had surgery and was supposed to start chemo within two mon...

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  • Firstly can I apologise for my poor grammar and punctuation. I am terrible at typing as if I am speaking. I am not sure if this is the right place...

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  • Massive congratulations to a certain Maggie's member who got married today. Love and Best Wishes. Beverley xx

  • Hi.  My wonderful partner and I split up when he was told his cancer is terminal (his decision NOT mine).  I'm trying and faili...

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  • Hi I'm hoping this going to help me coz I feel so overwhelmed and I cant stop crying. My lovely dad has just been diagnosed with ephosagus cancer ...

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  • Hi, I'm not really sure what to say but here goes....(appologies if this ends up as a novel!) In March this year my mum was diagnosed with Acute L...

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  • Hi This is my first post. Where do I start? My family has had a tough 3 years. A couple of years ago, my husband was in a light aircraft crash - a...

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  • Hi This is my first time at Maggie's online centre. At the moment I feel totally overwhelmed and just need to tell it to someone who might " get i...

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  • Hi Like many on here I was recommended to join this community by my GP.  My mother has a very rare form of cancer called Pseudo Myxoma, whic...

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  • A close friend who had breast cancer last year has completed her treatment but her hair is taking ages to grow back and is very patchy - she is tak...

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  • This may seem mild in comparison to what you are all going through but I am finding it really tricky and don't know who to turn too who would under...

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  • Hi everyone - I'm new on here but I think I'm in the right place to get some advice and support. I am a single mum with 3 children 13,11 and nearly...

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  • My doctor suggested I try this out. My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November and had an illeostomy at the beginning of Jan. he contracted...

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  • Hi folks , Im like everyone here for the 1st time , LOST ,SHOCKED AND GUTTED my father in law has just been told 2 days ago he has stomach cancer...

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  • Hi, As with many I'm new here so please bear with me.  My Sister has been diagnosed with secondary liver cancer, I don't know all the technic...

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  • We just found out 2 weeks before Xmas that my dad has bowel cancer. We were in shock & my mum was in denial.  The waiting was the wor...

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  • Hi My name is michelle ... im new to all this so just wanted to say hello and explain a bit about myself My mum got diagnosed with breast cancer ...

  • My dad was recently diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus at the age of 48. He has had a stent fitted so that he can eat and now he is on his sec...

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  • Hi everyone, Completely new to the site, although I've had a brief experience of Maggie's through work and I really liked the way they work at the...

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  • Hi, I've just found out that my dad has bowel cancer. Enduring the awful wait to find out exactly what stage its at, so I don't know what to feel ...

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  • My colon cancer has now mastiscised into my liver. I'm still awaiting a final treatment programme but need to tell my family soon. I have one daugh...

  • New to this community, I have had to get used to cancer very fast. Dad was diagnosed with renal cancer early this summer. The kidney was removed an...

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  • hi new to this so dont really know what to do , but my partner found out he had a tumor in his right lung he got a biopsy and we went for the resu...

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  • My husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer out of the blue this week. i can't stop crying but am trying to keep a lid on it for his sake. Any tips ...

    6 Comments
  • Hi am Ella I just found out today that my mum has cancer, we talked for a little while about it . my sister and 18 year old niece also know as wel...

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  • Hi everyone, I joined this evening as my wonderful Granda is in hospital receiving treatment for a tumour. Its an experimental procedure apparentl...

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  • Hi,i am a first timer so not quite sure what to say.My sister and i had just got to grips with our mum having Alzheimers at the age of  66 and...

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  • Hi, I suppose I'm here to ask for some help/advise on how I should be feeling/acting right now as I'm conflicted.. My Father has just been di...

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    Hello, I'd be interested to hear how others are dealing with a parents cancer diagnosis.  I've really struggled with it all, coming to terms w...

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  • Where is the nearest Maggie's Centre to Prestatyn in North Wales??

  • Hi all I was just wondering if you could help me, my mother was diagnosed with a tumor in the gulet 9 weeks ago today and I have not felt anything...

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  • Hello Maggie, I recently heard on TV that the London branch (i think) has a specialist that helps people with claiming either financial benefis or...

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  • Hi, My daughter was diagnosed with cancer age 9in 2006, she is now 14 and things going well on the cancer side of things. however last year she ha...

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  • Hi,  I've just found out a little about Maggies and wonder if it is a place to take my friend for some emotional and psychological support.&nb...

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  • Hi. Don't really know how to start.... still finding my feet. My mum has a brain tumour. A glioblastoma. She has had an operation and starts 6 week...

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  • Does anyone have any suggestions how i can get myself through my daughters wedding without my own mother being there, My younger daughter was alway...

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  • How can I help my internet friend?  I was diagnosed July 2008 with inflammatory breast cancer (an unusual one).  I felt the need to find ...

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  • This might seem like a daft question as I know it says everywhere that the Maggie's centres are for everyone affected by cancer, but is it really f...

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  • Hello I wondered if there is anyone who can help outline some symptoms of grief please? My mum died in January  this year and she was very v...

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  • Hi all, my firend has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, has had a testical removed and has under gone chemo therapy. They are judgung the next...

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  • my dad was diagnosed about a month and a half ago he has been attending the doctors complaining of throat problems for over two and a half years an...

  • Hi, My sister was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer just before Christmas. She lives quite a long way away, with her husband who is a complete...

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  • Hi, im maricel from Philippines,my sister had acute leukemia,and we're having a problem with the financial,because we're just only came from poor f...

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  • Hello, I am looking for some advice on caring for a family member with bowel cancer. My grandmother was diagnosed with bowel cancer several m...

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  • Hi, I am new to all this , how do you cope with the concern of other people. How do I help my husband to cope with my illnes? At the moment we are ...

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  • I'm not really sure what to put as I am new to this. My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer 10weeks ago. He had major surgery to remove the tumour ...

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  • i have a friend who is poorly after her radiotherapy treatment and her family are suffering . they are not getting the help they need because it lo...

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  • Mostly feel fine... look fine... but scared I might burst into tears today, felt it on the bus, now sitting at the office. Think I'll just bury my...

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  • Hi It feels a bit odd coming on to something like this to talk about something so personal but i have reached a very very difficult patch and...

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    Please use these conversations if a family member or a friend has a cancer diagnosis to get support from others, or let people know how you are cop...

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  • My uncle was diagnosed last week with a secondary tumour in his neck on the corotted artery (not sure about the spelling) and the primary...

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  • It's the strangest thing.  I've just spoken to mum on the phone, she sounded really happy.  Has just spent the day getting treatment, and...

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  • This is my first time on this site. I lost my dad 3 years ago to lung cancer witch happened very fast. Then 2 years ago my mum was diagnosed with b...

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  • Hi...   My mother (a most wonderful figure in my life) has just been diagnosed, fairly late on.   This probably sounds self centred, bu...

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  • My name is JB and I'm from Albania. My mother has cancer and now she's going to have chimiotherapie for the second time. 18 months before she was d...

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  • Hello, I`m not sure if this is the right place to post. My husband has just been diagnosed with liver cancer which is also in his lungs. We have ju...

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