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My dad may be nearing the end

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Hi my dad's prostate cancer has spread to other places including his liver, lymph nodes and bottom. As a result his kidneys are failing so he has had stents put in which connect to his catheter and he has a stoma. He has developed an uncontrollably itchy back and torso which the doc has said is s result of the stents not coping so the overflowing toxins are being released in to his body. She said that this was the start of the end. Has anyone else had any experience of this?

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Hi  and welcome to the Online Community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear about your dad

Any cancer diagnosis brings a lot of stress and confusion but talking with people who are on the same journey can help a lot and will reduce the whirlwind wind that is rushing in your head.

As my cancer journey was rather different you may like to follow these links to our Carers ForumFriends and Family Forum  and Supporting someone with incurable cancer where you will connect with people who understand the journey you and your dad is on. You can ask the folks questions about tests, treatments and what to expect during the months ahead. 

Follow the links above and join the groups by hitting the ‘Join the Group’ tab just under the main group name. At this point select how you want to receive email notifications when someone answers your posts.

ou can either go to the 'Start a Discussion' tab just under the main group name. Set up your own Discussion and introduce yourself to the group - you could just copy an paste what you have in this first post. You can also have a look through the various threads by going into the ‘Discussions’ section.

We do have lots of support groups that are Cancer specific  and also ones that are general Cancer experience  groups.

You may find our various Macmillan Support Line Services to be helpful - call them on 0808 808 00 00 This free service covers Emotional Support, Practical Information. Clinical Information, Financial Support and Work Guidance mostly open 8.00 to 8.00 but check the link.

We also have our ‘Ask an Expert’. section where you can post questions to our mostly Volunteer Experts but please allow 2 working days to get a reply.

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.

When you feel up to it try putting some information in your profile. This really helps others when answering. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. Just click on YOUR username, select 'Edit Profile'. Put as much or as little in your profile and you can amend it at any time - you can see members profiles by hitting our forum names.

All the very best.

Mike - Thehighlander

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Thanks Mike