Family and friends

If a member of your family or a friend, or someone else you know is living with cancer, this group is the place to share your feelings and get support.

Mum just diagnosed with colon cancer

Jackev24
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Hi such a shock but been told today can't operate as she isn't able to withstand surgery due to COPD. To big a risk.  So just going to manage as she goes along 

no idea what stage although been told early.  

2014sara
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Hi Jackev24

I’m sorry to hear about your Mum and her situation. It’s a huge shock to be given the news it’s cancer. Then a further blow to be told surgery isnt an option.


I don’t know what the next steps are for you/your mum but my advice would be to talk the helpline and also start a list of questions you may have in readiness for the next appointment.


Eg what is meant by managing it? Will she need chemo? Radiotherapy? Are there other treatment options? What support will your mum have? Etc


I hope I haven’t bamboozled you with these questions,  it’s just that I know if I don’t write things down as I think of them, I can never remember what they were in the appointment!


I hope this helps. Sending hugs to you at this difficult time. Good luck with everything.


Sara



Jackev24
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Thanks Sara.  Unfortunately they have said that they don't think she would cope with chemo/radiotherapy either.  She is only 6and half stone.  Also has atrial fibrillation .So not strong fitness wise.  Awaiting a few more health checks then back to see consultant consultants for plan.  They mentioned a stent, but I think that means tumour stays and just continue s to grow.  I don't know.  A lot to take in today.  Also found chat on ovaries so awaiting outcome of this. 

Jackev24
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Sorry cyst on ovaries

2014sara
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The waiting for news/plans for treatment seems to take forever. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs. 

Jackev24
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It's been a while but update .The consultant has a change of heart  mum is going in tomorrow for surgery.  They have done some tests and feel that she could cope with the surgery.  Very anxious now t hopefully all will go well

Big Pete
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Best wishes for you and your Mum tomorrow 

Pete