Cancer Support Group
Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in cancer care! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for a loved one with cancer. Talk about symptoms, treatment options, side effects, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back as often as you need to feel less alone.
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1 day ago
Hi there. My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer in June and then had a hysterectomy and removed everything, but developed another tumor 8 weeks later on her vagina cuff. she is undergoing chemo and radiation and now lives with me. She's having a very rough time dealing with the side effects and I'm exhausted with taking care of her.
5 days ago
I was diagnosed Stage 1 about a month ago. Since my doctor had breast cancer, I don't feel it appropriate to ask her, so... how long will it take for my cancer to spread and get to Stage 4/death? People have got to have someone that they can be completely open and honest with and ask these tough questions-because isolation is deadlier than any disease.. PLEASE do not talk to me about religion or family, just answer the question. please. Thank you. Also, I have no family, children, friends, job or insurance. My death would affect exactly no one and I have nothing to live for. And no, I am not exaggerating.
11 days ago
My wife of 41 years develop stage 4 cancer in her plurex area of her right lung last year. This resulted from ovarian cancer she had 9 1/2 years ago and her current diagnosis was because the cancer moved to a different area of her body. She develop other issues which were life threatening but she was able to get thru them. I been trying very hard to be supportive her since everything now has fallen on my shoulders as far daily household chore etc. I am not complaining since I am retired and keep telling her this is my pay back to her for all the things she did all for me and our two sons for all those years priors too this. I trying to stay positive and kept an open mind when she get down but its frustrating when she continues to rehash everything over and over again. I keep telling her she is able to do more today then what she able to do a year ago and that goes for her health too. Not sure what else I can do but looking for some suggestions if anyone has any.
21 days ago
Hello I'm 24 year old. I chewed tobacco for about 3 years .A Month before. I had this problem of changes in bowel(Constipation) for a 4-5 days may be but there was no blood in my stool, then it stopped, now i'm having normal stools but sometimes I feel little pain in my stomach or gas. I did little research on the internet and found the symptoms.. Since I read symptoms of colon cancer. I have stopped eating tobacco and started drinking loads of water. I'm really scared that I may catch up with the colonel cancer. Please tell me how can I come to know that Am I affected with colon cancer!. what tests I need to do, and I may not able to tell this to my parents or and I cannot afford the tests if they are expensive, please suggest me something and what diet I should follow from now on?. Please help me ASAP!.
23 days ago
I have both parents taking chemo at the same time . I'm the only child and I live right next door. And they think that I'm suppose to drop and do everything. I'm married to my husband of 18 years and we have a great relationship and he is very supportive. My parents also have a business that we are trying to keep running to . My mother is in a wheelchair and can't do for her self . She can't write feed herself get up and go to the rest room or dress herself she has to have 24 hour care and I'm not able to give it. And my dad is not either. But my aunt my momas sister seems to have everything figured out . I'm trying to get help in any way possible and they keep turning the help away . I'm tired and overwhelmed. I'm dealing with a bad back and not suppose to be lifting mom up and down and the pain has me mirasable. I love my parents and don't want them to feel as if I've let them down but it doesn't seem my life matters at all. I'm feeling heartbroken and depressed.
about 1 month ago
Today my father is being discharged from the nursing home. He has Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer. He has refused further treatment with the exception of localized radiation to a tumor he had in the sacrum region of his pelvis. He looks good and really doesn't act "sick". He had two months of rehabilitation to get him back to walking and doing for himself. Now I know the diagnosis and even read the doctors report from his latest lab that his prognosis is poor. I'm confused on how to feel. One minute I feel I should be making preparations that he is terminal and the inevitable will eventually happen and then the next minute I feel like he's ok, he's just aging. He will be just fine. I don't know how to feel and I hate this. I was wondering if there's anyone else out there who has dealt with these conflicting emotions
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