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My Dad (67 fit & healthy, never been in the hospital and I could count on 1 hand the amount of times he has been to the GP) has been diagnosed with lung cancer & bone cancer.
I'm very sorry to hear about yor dad, and can only imagine how you feel. When is that next meeting? will you go with him?
We have different groups on here, where you can get first hand experience from people who have been diagnosed with the same condition, and also there's a very strong focus on family, friends and others that care for people with a diagnosis. Having been through cancer myself I understand just how important it is to have people around you who care - partly for the support, but also because they can help practically with helping understand and manage the treatment. I can see you're going to be a huge help to your dad on both counts, and that you're going to need each other through this.
I could provide links to the lung group, or secondary bone cancer group - but as different cancers have markedly different treatmnents it may be a little early unitl he has a confirmed diagnosis, otherwise the information may not be relevant? When you have that diagnosis we can direct you, and until (and even after) then a good place for questions, support and discussing your feelings is the friends and family group, where there are sadly many people going through the same but supporting each other through it
Thinking of your dad and you this evening,
Thank you so much Greg.
The meeting is on 24th oct and yes I'm going with my Dad.
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