Prostrate Cancer - Newly diagnosed - keen to learn from others who are walking or have walked this path

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Hi, I am newly diagnosed and still trying to get my head around everything (just understanding what the new words and terminology mean).

With mixed feeling, emotions and thoughts.

So I am keen to learn from others, who are walking or have walked this path.

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Macmillan Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer type journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    The Community is divided into dedicated Cancer Specific Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Prostate Cancer support group. This is a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group click on this link> Prostate cancer then once the group page opens click on “Click to Join” when the black banner appears or “Join” under “Group Tools” (this all depends on the device you are using)

    When you are ready you can introduce yourself by clicking “+new” or “+” in the top right next to the group title. You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    The Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow a few working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Hi Scooby Do, welcome to the forum i am sorry to hear you have just been diagnosed, and feel emotional, confused and lost, that is perfectly normal. there are many guys, and their partners, who have  been through prostate cancer treatment on here who will be happy to help. As you say you are newly diagnosed, have you had your CT--MRI scans, bloods and biopsy results, these will determine your treatment. and the guys on here, who had similar stats can hopefully answer all your questions. As you say everything is new and confusing but your test results will really help. take care.

  • Same here, how do you tell your children you have cancer

  • Hi  welcome to the community, what type of cancer do you have?

    Mike (Thehighlander)

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  • Thanks I just wanted to check. Could I suggest you join our dedicated Prostate Support Group

    To connect in with the group click on this link> Prostate cancer then once the group page opens click on “Click to Join” when the black banner appears or “Join” under “Group Tools” (this all depends on the device you are using)

    When you are ready you can introduce yourself by clicking “+new” or “+” in the top right next to the group title. You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find some of these Macmillan resources helpful on understanding childrens' reactions and also talking to children when an adult has cancer. You can also download, or order a paper copy, of this booklet.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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