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Hi all

I am awaiting my biopsy results for suspected lung cancer. It's been a whirlwind few weeks, having 5 different tests. 

I'm trying to avoid reading about different treatments, until I know exactly what I'm dealing with. 

I just thought I'd introduce myself and I'm hoping for a bit of support during this uncertain time

Thanks in advance

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

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

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Lung Cancer support group. This will be a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group please click on the link below…….

           Lung Cancer

    …… then once the group page opens click in the [Black - Click to Join - Banner] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [+ Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 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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  • Thank you, Mike.  Much appreciated!!

  • Hi again  I see that you have now joined the Lung Cancer support group.

    Take a moment to look through the discussions then once you are ready put up your own discussion thread.

    All the very best,

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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