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  • Forum Post: RE: I told my daughter about my lung cancer

    Hi Meltem thank you for the friend request . What a shame , I would have liked to meet you . I live quite a distance from London , in the North near the Lakes. I have accepted your friend request and look forward to keeping in touch with you. Hugs Sweetchic x
  • Forum Post: RE: Lung cancer?

    Glad to hear that you've come through the breast cancer ~ great news! I hope that the chemo goes OK and you don't have problems with it. I was told yesterday that my breast is now clear (had a malignant tumour removed on 17 March) and also my underarm is clear. Phew! However, the bad news...
  • Forum Post: RE: I told my daughter about my lung cancer

    Kids are amazing . I had the same thought about my son when i saw his first reaction, is this normal. He sat calmly and said he would let his team leader know , in case he needed to be at home sometimes for me. I thought, as he fully understood what we have just told him. But the response remains the...
  • Forum Post: RE: How much do I tell my children ages 10 and 13

    Hi Valerie Sorry to hear you and your husband are in this situation. I hope I am able to offer you something from what i am writing . My son is older (19) , and it was very difficult and upsetting. We spent 5 weeks thinking about how to tell him, what to tell him and how to approach the subject. I...
  • Forum Post: Things getting worse???

    Good morning everyone! I was wondering if anyone could share their experience & give me some advice... My brother has stage 4 nsclc with brain mets. Has had radiotherapy and currently having chemo. He has had pneumonia but managed to fight it. He has been struggling in recent weeks with his balance...
  • Forum Post: Re: New to group

    Hi dizzie-wh i am finishing work the day before my treatment starts. My employers have been very supportive and are paying me my normal earnings for 4 months. Then we review what the next stage is. I am very fortunate not to have to think about my finances for a while. Also a bit of luck on my side...
  • Forum Post: Re: New to group

    Hi Tones great to hear from you . Thank you for the advice. I have received some advice from my dentist on how to up the care of my dental hygiene, due to some side effects that can occur. Luckily i have no problems or need any treatment. As far as advice from my meeting with the oncologist , i was...
  • Forum Post: No Operation

    Hi, I'm a sixty-seven-year old grandmother. Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer and they arranged for me to have an operation in Birmingham. Went to Birmingham and they ordered a PET scan and I was told that I have multiple lung metastases and a large porta hepatic lymph node and they...
  • Forum Post: My Pop

    Hello, My name is Nichola and I'm 31 years old. In January 2013 my dad (pop) was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, he was already in stage 4 so there was nothing they could do to make him any better, it very quickly spread to the brain and liver. As you can imagine my whole world came crashing down...
  • Forum Post: Great Granda has cancer - how to cope as a parent advice needed pls!!!

    My children's great Granda has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is in a bad way he currently has pneumonia and its been agreed if he needs resuscitated then they won't. My older children know he has the cancer but my 2 youngest don't. They are 12,11,7 and 4. I want to give them the option...
  • Forum Post: Advice - Medical Oncologist appointment tomorrow

    Hi everyone I have been diagnosed with NSCLC Adenocarcinoma outside my left lung, lymph nodes close to and near my neck - so Stage 4, advanced locally or T4 (25mm x15mm) N3, M1 (slight very small shadow on my liver). So, inoperable I'm told and proposed chemo is either gefitinib (Iressa) if the...
  • 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...
  • Forum Post: Mum has Stage IV NSCLC which has spread to her bones...

    Hi I have been asked to attend a family meeting tomorrow and want to know if anyone out there can relate to what is happening with my mum as I feel so lost at the moment and cannot even think of questions I should be asking. 8 weeks ago today, mum was sent to A&E with back pain and was told...
  • Forum Post: questions i dont know answers to??

    hi my names hayley, not sure really where to start my husbands dad has inoperable small cell lung cancer , he has had chemotherpy but it didnt work and now he half way through radiotherepy but he is in so much pain still he is taking morphine about 60-70ml a day if not more so he pretty out of it which...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Lung and chest cancer – ask a clinical nurse specialist

    We’re trying something new in the Online Community. Michael, a clinical nurse specialist in thoracic cancer is starting his own blog, in the hope of answering some of your questions. Throacic cancer includes lung cancer, cancers that have started in the chest, and cancer that has spread...
  • Blog Post: How am i suppose to cope?

    Like my bio says, I've recently been told that my nana has been diagnosed with lung cancer. I've never lost anyone close to me, and I still have all my grandparents, so this is an extremely new experience. Up until a day ago, i was a normal teenager, who thought things like break-ups and detention...
  • Blog Post: Opening up finally about losing my mum.

    This is my first blog, and probably the first time i've felt like going into any depth about losing my mum to breast and lung cancer, but here it goes, i know i'll probably flood my keyboard with tears but its ok because i have a spare one. My mum battled cancer for three years and battled...
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