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I am a new member. We just found out that my dad has lung cancer that has spread to his bones. there is so much that I don't know and would like to have some support or just some one to laugh and cry with about all of this. If anyone can offer me help it would be greatly appreciated.

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i also am a new member. i lost my daughter, 26 to brain cancer on 1-23. she actually was diagnosed over a year ago with cancer of unknown primary that had also spread to her lungs, liver, lymph nodes and finally her brain.she died here at home with me in the bed she had slept in as a small child. being a caregiver of a cancer patient reqires superhuman strength and my heart goes out to you. rely on your higher power, whoever he may be and live each day with your dad to the fullest so that come what may, you will have good memories and no guilt. my prayers are with you. as my daughter told me when she moved home, this is going to be a wild ride!

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I am also a new member as of today. My mom has lung cancer. We have been going through treatment since 12-15-03. (I say "We" because if you are the primary caregiver, you are sharing, living with the cancer.)The site we are on here is really good and is where I began my search for info. I found two other sites which have been a real help. Those sites are: http://www.pdrhealth.com/content/lifelong_health/chapters/fgac30.shtml And cancer.gov. I encourage you to read and learn all you can. The first site I suggested here provides info and questions you should ask.
I can truly say this is the most difficult experience of my life. Your dad needs all the support you can give. Hope you have siblings who can and will get involved. You NEED all the support you can get. Don't feel bad about accepting help with getting your dad to and from treatment. The ACS in your area can help. Give them a call soon!
You're off to a good start. Keep it up but take care of yourself, too.
I'll be thinking of you!

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I too am a new member. I never thought I would be anywhere near a place like this, but I have to admit, it brings light to an otherwise scary and dark cyberspace nightmare of "Not Knowing What to do Next!" My mom has a brain tumor from somewhere else,but we don't know yet where, we just found this out 3 days ago. What a complete surprise. She thought she had a facial neuralgia due a virus, as one doctor told her, or else a TMJ problem. oops.I have some great contacts for the National Cancer Institute through a freind at work, but my mom is totally against chemo and other traditional treatments because she watched both her father and my sister go through cancer treatments, to no avail, and she dosn't want to do it... Any thoughts on non chemical treatments?, or new , less severe traditional treatments? I know advances have been made since my sister died 10 years ago.It's hard to wade through the internet and learn what is real and what's a hoax....Thanks.BK

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