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My mum diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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Hi im new to this whole thing feel like im going through this alone but i can clearly see that im not. Mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, it knocked me for 6 and my depression spiralled out of control that much i chose to give up work because i couldnt cope. Now 4 months on the docs have not sorted out any treatment for her, its just been scans, blood tests, biopsies. Shes been fine but now shes getting weak and in pain. Theyve offered her another scan on Friday, seems like no ones bothering with her atm...advice appreciated please

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Hi  and a warm welcome to the Online Community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear about your mum’s diagnosis. 

A cancer diagnosis brings a lot of stress and confusion on all the family but from my 20 years cancer experience, 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.

I see that you have found our Pancreatic cancer Forum. This is the best place to connect with people who understand the treatment journey your mum is on. You can ask the folks questions about tests, treatments and what to expect during the months ahead.

Follow the link above and go to the 'Start a Discussion' tab just under the main group name and set up your own Discussion and introduce yourself to the group - you could just copy an paste what you have in this first post.

We do 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 find our various Macmillan Support Line Services to be helpful - call them on 0808 808 00 00This 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.

Our Online Information and Support Section  is a good place to find information covering cancer diagnosis, treatments and pages covering most types of cancers.

Talking to people face to face can help a lot so check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support 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

It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela