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  • Forum Post: A new guy, with questions :))

    Hello :)) First of all of course i just want to thank you all for your times, advices and everything you do here, you've been helpful to me so much, and i think also to a lot of people who only come and read but don't write, so thank you again :) Me my self, was diagnosed with TC in May...
  • Forum Post: newbie to site

    hi all , im new to the site and my grandad has today been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer the docs have said that they cannot operate however they use chemo to relieve symptoms and try and shrink it. i am so confused about the whole thing and feel at a loss and i have sat on the net researching...
  • Forum Post: Chemotherapy with an illeostomy

    Hi all - 1st post! My husband perforated bowel last April, no underlying cause found and had his reversal in May this year BUT during operation they found a mass and sent it off. Long story cut short he has bowel cancer but in his pelvic wall and it's in his lymph nodes and lung. As part of his...
  • Forum Post: Feeding Tube

    Although my mum is managing to eat soup and milkshakes etc., the doctor has just called to say he wants her to have a feeding tube fitted just as a precaution. I am so scared with this whole thing and each little step is scaring me more and more. Has anybody else had a tube fitted? Can you still have...
  • Forum Post: Chemo and infection

    HI! so, some of you already know my story... Started my BEP 111 trial last week, double dose Bleo, Double dose Cisplatin and etopaside - Well... felt like death warmed up within about 2 hours of it starting... that didnt stop until about day 5, home and started to feel a bit better until I went...
  • Blog Post: A tough ride...

    Well Mum had her 2nd lot of chemo yesterday, at least she knows what to expect this time and she's not looking forward to it. It's been tough watching her suffer with the pain and sickness but I'm guessing a million times harder to go through it so I just keep smiling and telling her it'll...
  • Blog Post: About us

    my name is Jodie and my beautiful mum has been diagnosed with terminal Lung cancer. It has spread but to what extent were not sure the main tumour is in her right lung and we know it's in her lymph nodes above her left collarbone. She is having another CT scan next week so we may know more then....
  • Blog Post: My first session of Chemotherapy and hair loss

    I had my first chemotherapy session towards the end of Oct 2012 and because it was my first one my mum was able to come with me. We went to the Beatson together and I signed into say I was there. When the nurse came to speak with us to go through she spoke to my mum and we had to have that awkward moment...
  • Blog Post: A Valentine Lost.

    On Friday May 16th, I lost one of my February Valentines. Sandra was one of the key members of our small band when we were undergoing chemotherapy - and now she is gone. Thankfully she was at home, surrounded by her family and a Macmillan nurse. She was sedated, but soon slipped into a coma. Our hearts...
  • Blog Post: The side effects of cancer treatment – webchat transcript

    Three experts recently joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions on the side effects of cancer treatment. Kate is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, Lizzie is a pharmacist and Lynne is a radiographer. They answered questions about the side effects of treatments such...
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