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Talking about the end
Just a random comment. I find it really helpful the way people on here are so open about talking about the loss of their loved ones. My dad has cancer and although we haven’t yet been told that all treatment options have running out, we know it’s only a...
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My dad's grief is suffocating over a year after my mum passed
My mum passed from late stage aggressive cancer in September 2018. It's been a tough year and a bit, but I'm slowly getting back to my old self. I'm travelling, enjoying uni and expanding my horizons - as my mum would have wanted. A huge part of why I...
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How can I cope with losing a parent?
If you wish not to read the backstory skip to the title "So how do i cope?" also i am sorry if i have posted this in the wrong place? About my dad's cancer About a month ago now my father was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He underwent...
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Coping with cancer
This is an article I wrote for Bold Magazine at headspace Mildura about my experiences with canteen and how they have helped me through a really tough time in my life. I was encouraged to post it by one of the Canteen leaders I've been in touch with for...
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How to talk to parents about their cancer
My Dad was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. At the time, we also found out that Mum had skin cancer but was not melanoma. My Dad got his cancer removed but then we were told that it developed into lymphoma. He's already 5 sessions of chemo down...
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Mum/Dad has cancer
My Dad has cancer
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How can I help
Hey guys I’m Izzy , I’m 17 Its frustrating for me because I’m old enough to understand how serious it is , but I’m not old enough to be counted as a medical aid or someone who can drive him to and from appointments , how can I support...
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Being scared
Hi everyone this is my first discussion. My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over a week now. It in the late stages which has started to shut down his liver.I know when dad had been diagnosed with COPD in 2009 and only to be given 3 months...
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my mums cancer
mums just gotten her fourth cancer, i’m losing hope
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school work tips
hi guys, im new to Canteen. my dad has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and im finding it hard to concentrate on school work and i keep distancing myself from 'friends'. this is affecting me at school a lot and my grades have slipped more then i...
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My dad has cancer
Hi my name is Emily and my dad is diagnosed with cancer , just a few days ago, I was told that his cancer can't be cured and that he may have 2 years left. The support from my friends has been great but thay don't understand what I'm...
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Come make friends
Hey I’m tianna. I’m new to canteen, actually I only signed up today. I’m 18 and my mum has been diagnosed with grad 2/3 breast cancer. Nice to meet you
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Life so far
Hi everyone, My nickname is lucylou but my real name is Lucy. I'm in year 12 this year. Near the end of November, 2016 when I was 14 years old my mum had a pain in her arm and a lump. She decided to go to the doctors for...
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Dad is unwell again, brings back pessimistic thoughts
Dad has been in remission for a few years, and his lymphedema was under control and not causing him any issues in day to day life. I think I'd gotten comfortable in not worrying anymore about my parent's health and took it for granted. In the last week...
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Visable impact of cancer
Hi I’m 23, my dad was diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer last year. He’s undergone intensive chemo and then just had maintenance chemo for the last 6 months, but we have just found out that that hasn’t been working anymore and now he’s started strong...
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Struggles of my life #canrelate
Hey fam where do i even start... honestly just need to rant and not many people in my life truly understand what i'm talking about so this seemed like the best place. This year my dad has been diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumour (Gliobstoma i think...
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My special mum
On the 2nd of February I found out the worst news ever, that my special Mum had been diagnosed with breast cancer. My whole family were so upset and it really impacted everyone's emotions. Her journey started pretty quickly, she had heaps of biopsy's and...
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My Dad Had 3 Weeks To Live!!! Now It Has Been 11 Months!
Hello, my name is Luke and I am new to CanTeen, I joined on the 18th of March, but I had more important things to finish. I found out that my dad had cancer around mid-June last year, my dad had gotten some pains while he was at work...
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My mum has uncureable brain cancer
Hi. I'm new to CanTeen but i thought i should give it a try. My mum has a brain tumor. When she seemed to get better, i got more happy. But of course, we got bad news. She is going to die between 2-5 years. I have had several...
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My mum found out she was terminal in 2016, my brother, sister and myself only found out last November, 2017. Its been really tough because my friends don't care and nothings going good. I wish Mum was okay and not terminal