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Hi, my dad has recently been diagnosed with cancer of the voice box. As I live in Australia I’m feeling pretty isolated an unsure of the level of care he is receiving, although it does appear to be amazing! He’s about to start 4 weeks of radiation and has been told the cancer will then be gone. I’m not convinced...... can anyone please share their experience.
Hi Dagwoods Daughter and welcome to the Online Community, although I am so sorry to see the circumstance that brought you here and so sorry to hear the problems your dad is having.
This is a hard time for your dad, you and all of the family but talking with people who are on the same journey will help a lot.
My cancer journey was rather different but if you follow this link to our Head and neck cancer Forum you will be able to connect with people who understand the journey your dad is on. You can ask the folks questions about treatments, what to expect and how to help during this time.
Follow the link and join the group. Hit the 'Start a Discussion' tab and introduce yourself to the group - you could just copy an paste what you put in this first post.
Remember to go to the right on the group home page and select 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 to be very helpful even if all you want to do is talk with friendly person that can help in lots of ways.
We also have our ‘Ask an Expert’section but please allow a few days to get an reply.
We also have our Online Information and Support Sectionwhere you will find some great pages covering the cancer diagnosis, treatment and information pages covering most types of cancers - just go to the bottom of the home page and have a look through the list.
Talking to people face to face can help a lot so check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support Groups in your area or a Maggie’s Centre as these folks are amazing.
If you haven't yet completed your profile when you have a minute could you pop something about your journey so far into it. This really helps others when answering. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine profile by clicking on my username.
All the best.
Mike - Thehighlander
It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela
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