Bereaved family and friends

For anyone who has lost a family member or friend to cancer to share their feelings and support one another.

Books to help

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this group, and found out a couple of days ago my Grandma has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, I know that she is still here and I'm having time to prepare, however I know when the time comes ill be devastated, I'm currently trying to be normal, however I was wondering if anyone had any good book suggestions that would be useful to read to handle the grief process and help me to process how I will be feeling once my Grandma won't be here.



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Hi Hope

Welcome to the online community and I'm sorry to read the reason that brought you to us. Getting news like this about a loved one is very distressing and no one knows exactly how they will feel and react when the sad day arrives. 

I hope that you can continue to carry on as normal and be a support to others. I think that it doesn't matter how long you have to prepare it still comes as a shock and how you will face grief is impossible to imagine until the time arrives.

You asked about reading material and Macmillans have a series of publications that you can order hard copies or download and you will find them here 

Books that might help you

To order copies you will need to open up up a new account with be.macmillan which you can do by using the same email address and password as you used to join the forum.

You might be interested to know that we have a Pancreatic cancer group and one for Supporting someone with incurable cancer and would invite you to have a look at them and read some of the members post to see if they would help and if you decide to join them all you need to do is click on join this group then start a discussion and introduce yourself to the very friendly members who are all very supportive towards each other.

At any time you want to come back to us and ask questions please don't hesitate the door to the online community is open 24/7 and you can be assured that someone will be on hand to respond to you.

If I can be if any further help please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime.


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