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From a CanTeen YP to the community
Just to explain to folk, I am Sally, a counsellor here at CanTeen. This letter was written by a CanTeen member who wishes to remain anonymous but really wanted to share this with everyone. If you want to chat after reading this, just send us a private...
Crazy Observations
This is my first time on canteen connect (used to be active on the previous version) and I started scrolling through the 'People Like Me' section and was blown away. I had one filter. One. My parent has died from cancer. One filter and pages and pages of...
Life with cancer and music
test Hey my names Summah my life with cancer started at the age of only 7 years old. One day before my Seventh Birthday the 2ndof July when I started getting older I found that music was very Therapudic. Tbh I don’t know what my life with cancer would be...
My cancer journey
Hello everyone, I am Emily . I am 17 and from Whyalla, about 5 years ago my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed. I was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma stage 2; the tumour is central in my brain and therefore inoperable. They did a biopsy and...
My Dad's Agressive Cancer
This is my first time posting and I didn't think I would post anything when I first found out about my dads cancer in late November. But I have a very busy and stressful life and I've been trying to ignore what's happening with my dad because I don't...
Going to funerals after a loved one has passed
I just wanted to put some feelings out there. I have been to 2 funerals since my mum's one, and I wanted to hear of others thoughts. I have had the same experience as my mums. I don't cry. At mums though I did cry when the hearse drove...
Trying Not To Forget
Hi My Name Is Charlie And I was wondering if anyone else knows how it feels to feel like you are forgetting your loved ones. Someday's I can't even remember her and it's only been 4.5 years. I don't remember what she looked like, what she smelled like,...
My Cancer journey with my mum
It was October 2011. I was 14 years old when I found out my mum had cancer. Mum had been having chest pains for a while and decided to go to the doctors to check it out. After lots of test and scans they discovered she had a cancerous...
Mum has cancer
So i just joined a today and after reading a few blogs i feel like i need to say something. Over a year ago Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and i remember feeling numb all over. I couldn't even cry i felt so shucked. We'd known that she...
Hi everyone i'm new to this but my sister has brain cancer i'm 13 years old if any of you need a anyone to talk to you are more than welcome to contact me anytime
Mum is unwell again
I haven't been on here for a while, but mum is unwell again. earlier this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer again. it's the third time, they considered her terminal. i didn't know how to cope. She's my everything and i can't lose her. i don't how...
what life is like after cancer for me
when i was finished treatment i was thrilled i thought i could get straight back into life but i was wrong my all my doctors including my oncologist all told me i might get sick after treatment but what they don't prepare you for is all the after effects...
Not sure if i'm doing this in the right place, just signed up by my mum has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer this year and has been fighting it for nearly 3 months now. After a unsuccessful chemotherapy I'm a little broken as to the fact that my mum...
first time using
hi guys, mum has triple negative inflammatory breast cancer, she has had it for 3 months now, she is having chemo every 2 weeks but i don't get much time with her any more
First time taking
Okay this is my first time using this So I don’t really know how this works . I have not opened up to anyone about this my friends know but they don’t really ask me and sometimes I wonder if they even care. My mum has terminal cancer pancreatic,...
New Stepmum
Hey Guys, So my dad is getting married this year with this awesome lady who i really like it's just am i the only one who feels hella weird about the whole situation. I mean seeing my dad with someone else on the wedding day is going to be...
Coping....i miss the old you
I woke up one more and my pop was sitting at the kitchen table in pain. I asked if you were ok and you said you were fine. I don't miss the old you. I miss when we were able to talk to each other about everything. How do...
End of a Chapter
Hi all, My name is Tristyn. I am 15 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in February this year (2018) A couple of days ago I completed all of my cancer treatment. I am happy that this chapter of my life has come to an end and...
My Cancer Experience
Hey, I’m Olly & welcome to my blog. This is my cancer experience. I’ve been thinking for months about how to word it the way I felt most comfortable presenting it to others. Cancer has always affected my life in one way or another since I was very young...
How many times can you say... ANXIETY?
MY GOODNESS! It has been a while my friends, I'm posting this now because it has been a topic that has come up in my life so so so much this year, and I thought: Why hesitate? There is going to be someone else out there feeling the EXACT...