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  • Forum Post: its all happened so fast

    Only been a few months, my aunt was diagnosed with throat cancer, now lung cancer... she had biopsys on throat and took weeks to come back, was told her treatment started tuesday (tommorow) .. 4-5 weeks after the tests shes rushed to hospital bringing up blood they now say its untreatable... how can...
  • Forum Post: RE: Dad's experience

    Johnnie, yea feel free, it might get the rest of us talking about our losses. I lost my Mum 3 weeks ago today (18th August). I just burst out crying looking at a photo of her so came online to see if there were people feeling as lost and as miserable without their Mums/Dads/Loved Ones. My God losing...
  • Forum Post: Overnight Support

    Hi My Gran who is 84 was Diagnosed with Lung cancer back in May, she has been coping pretty well for the last few months, we got her a wheelchair just because she was getting out of breath on walks and we still wanted to take her on days trips. A few months back she fell off a chair and damaged...
  • Blog Post: Misdiagnosis

    On July 27th 2014 my brave Dad lost his fight to Lung Cancer at 55. I am heartbroken, angry, upset, scared, lonely but I am also very passionate about helping others and raising awareness. I firmly believe if my Dad had been correctly diagnosed at the start of his symptoms he wouldn't have been taken...
  • Forum Post: Please help me I need some hope

    Hi New here. My beloved dad apparently has lung cancer. He hasn't been told formally yet. He lost his voice painlessly three weeks ago, got put on the 2 week pathway and a CXR revealed a shadow at the top of the L lung. He has also lost some weight and feels more tired than usual. He...
  • Forum Post: Helpless......

    My father was unexpectedly diagnosed with primary lung cancer just over 4 weeks ago after going to an endoscopy. I have been told it has spread to the bones, chest wall & adrenal. The whole process since has been a terrible experience for my father as well as the family. He has gotten very ill rapidly...
  • Forum Post: secondary breast cancer to liver, lungs and bones 5 years

    Hi I'm recently diagnosed with her2 positive cancer that has spread to my lungs, liver and bone (spine). Absolutely devastated and have just had 1st batch of chemo and OMG I forgot how that made me feel. Honestly thought I couldn't go through it again and dread the next couple of weeks/months...
  • Forum Post: RE: Newly diagnosed (dad) - no idea what to expect!

    I wonder if my story will help as Im now a 5 year survivor . Im on facebook as mavis nye where mesowarriors have gathered. I have Mesothelioma. I was diagnosed in 2009 when I couldn't breath. I had been to the Gp with a numb and twisting arm. The Gp diagnosed a Trapped Ulmer Nerve and made an...
  • Forum Post: Devastated mum has metastatic lung cancer

    Hi everyone.. im new here and just wanted to offload before my heart explodes with devastation.. Mum had been unwell since christmas 2013 .. It was boxing day when she was first taken into hospital because she was having breathing difficulties.. She had CT scan and a bronchioscopy.. they said her...
  • Forum Post: Need to know how he felt please

    I'm 23, in feb 2012 my dad lost his fight to lung cancer. He never got to the 'sick bed bound' stage we dreaded. He was given 12-18 months. 18 months later he went to the pub with his friends after walking the dog, a usual day. Suddenly he had a haemorrhage. I turned up to find an ambulance...
  • Forum Post: another update

    Hi barb nice to hear from you and you seem to be doing ok, the pain not that bad really but thanks for the reply. just looked what i had done bronchoscopy left vats lower wedge resection i dont think i had a epidural anyway feeling better day by day just keep taking the tablets eh. got appointment to...
  • Forum Post: Greatly missed

    I am sad to say my gorgeous Mum (68) has lost her fight. Two months ago, she got her diagnosis of lung cancer Stage 4.She had extensive radiotherapy but it still ravaged through her body.Spinal compression was the final attack on her. Words can't express my sadness.xx Thank you to everyone who responded...
  • Forum Post: Confused!

    I haven't been on here in a very long while. Cut a very long story short my dad was told the devastating news he had terminal lung cancer in Jan 2012 (2 and a half years ago) he was given 6 months to live. He has obviously done extremely well to still be with us. The cancer never has grown really...
  • 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...
  • 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: Putting things into perspective

    12 days post tax, looking forward to going back onto FEC (am I mad?). Feel more normal today, I can eat and it doesn't hurt. Went shopping at Asda and had one of their breakfasts (a small one). I forgot to buy a new thermometer. I already have three, and none of them are very reliable!! Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat transcript, November 2013

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and last week, so last week, cancer information nurses Josie and Kate joined us in the chatroom for a lung cancer webchat. They answered questions about topics including symptoms, side effects of treatment, pain management and caring for someone at home. ...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat – Wednesday 13 November

    As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going to be holding a question and answer session with two specialist nurses in our chatroom. Josie and Kate are cancer information nurses from the Macmillan Support Line, and they’ll be on hand to answer questions about topics like lung cancer...
  • Blog Post: Confused and scared

    I am new to this do I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. My dad has lung cancer and they are not operating, he has tiny amounts on his liver. He was diagnosed in July 2012 and now he is receiving stronger chemo, he is very tired and coughing up more blood. Is this due to the chemo??? I'm...
  • Blog Post: Fundraising

    I'm unsure if I'm allowed to post this here but my sister is taking part in a fundraising event for cancer research UK, would really appreciate it if you could have a look and donate even a tiny amount. For such a fantastic cause. My dad passed away in November from lung cancer - small cell...
  • Blog Post: Dis-belief

    When my dad came home and had to tell me he had lung cancer, I thought my whole world had come to a stand still. My best friend was sick... He was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, they couldnt operate, and they couldnt rid him off it.. But they offered chemotherapy to stop it from spreading...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat transcript

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month so, on Wednesday we hosted a live lung cancer webchat with Kate Goldie, a specialist nurse from our Macmillan Support Line. Kate answered questions on managing breathlessness, chemotherapy side effects, tiredness and advanced lung cancer. If you’d...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat – Wednesday 21 November

    November is lung cancer awareness month, so we’re giving you the chance to join our live lung cancer webchat with Kate Goldie, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line. Research by Macmillan recently hit the news when it showed that lung cancer cases in women are likely to soar...
  • Blog Post: Living With mesothelioma My Diary Thursday

    Although dry today it was a very grey and dark dawn today and it didn’t look promising at all. I didn’t have any plans for today, sat on the computer and sorted emails and messages out, a lot of work to catch up on. We decided to go to Wincheap to buy dog food and a toy for him so when...
  • Blog Post: Anger

    Nothing helps. She's angry. I know she's scared. I know she's in pain. I want to help but I'm scared of irritating her. I'm angry too. I'm angry to see my sister continuing to smoke. Seeing the situation our mum is currently in. I get angry when I see strangers smoking. I...
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