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My mum has secondary breast cancer

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My mum was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer nearly 2 years ago. She has been doing really well after radiotherapy and chemotherapy and only a month ago she had a scan and was told that the treatment was doing it's job and there was no more spread. So we were taken by surprise 2 weeks ago when mum was a bit dizzy and confused and got taken into hospital, to find out it had spread to her brain. At first they were hopeful they could try radiotherapy, but now they have said there is nothing more they can do. My brother and my grandma are really struggling to accept this and taking it out on my dad. I don't know what to do. 

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Good morning  and a warm welcome to the Online Community but I am always sorry to see new folks finding us.

This is such a hard time for your mum, you and the rest of the family but talking with people on the same path can help a lot. 

My cancer journey was rather different but I see that you have joined the Breast Cancer Forum, we also have the Brain - Secondary Cancer Forum, joining these groups helps you connect with people who understand the path you mum and the family are on.

Remember to go to the right on the home page and indicate how you want to receive email notifications when someone answers your posts.

We also have these forums where you can connect with others supporting family and friends through their cancer journey: Carers Forum and Friends and Family Forum

You may also find our various Macmillan Support Line Services on 0808 808 00 00 helpful as you can talk to a friendly person that can help in various ways.

It would be really useful if you could put something into your profile as this does help others when replying to you or for those looking for support and information as they can read a bit about your journey so far.

Just click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile' under the 'Profile Settings'. If you're not sure what sort of thing to put just click on my username, Thehighlander to read my profile but my cancer journey was rather long.

All the best.

Mike - Thehighlander

Some journeys take us far from home...... but some adventures lead us to our destiny  - CS Lewis