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Hi I have just been diagnosed with stomach cancer Hi

Reuben
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Hi since my I’ve been diagnosed I am so confused about everything I’m  Struggling on what to do knowing I need to make a decision on weather to just go for surgery or keymo then surgery.

Thehighlander
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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 that you are on the cancer rollercoaster. 

A cancer diagnosis can indeed bring a lot of stress, confusion and questions but talking with people who are on the same journey can help a lot.

Can I therefore direct you to this link to our very supportive Stomach cancer group as this will open up your concerns to a wider audience who know exactly what you are going through at the moment.

Just follow the link above, hitting ‘Join the Group’ tab just under the main group name, then go to the 'Start a Discussion' tab 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.

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 do 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.

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

Johnty
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Hello Reuben, although I can’t help you with specifics, this information provided by Macmillan I found very useful, it’s a good way to try and help yourself be objective in what is a very subjective situation.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/treating/treatment-decisions/who-will-be-involved-in-my-treatment-decision

best wishes 

jane

best wishes

jane

 “ A trouble shared is a trouble halved “