Stage 4 lung cancer

May 23, 2018 - 21:31

My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer yesterday and this news has been devastating our whole world fell apart. I'm a only child just me mum and dad and I need advice help to learn how to cope stay strong. Mum is so so strong I'm so proud of her I'm the one breaking I'm so so terrified of losing g my mum. If anyone is experiencing something similar I would love to hear give me a little hope.

Vivinne from Mayo

May 29, 2018 - 16:11

Dear Vivienne

Thank you for your post. I am very sorry to hear of your mothers diagnosis. This must be a very such a difficult time for you and your family. If you would like to chat with a nurse, you can call the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700, we would be happy to discuss and can help you find some local supports.
Best wishes,
Cancer Nurseline Freephone 1800 200 700

August 27, 2018 - 22:04

Hi Vivienne
I was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in October 2017, it has spread to my bones. I have 3 children in their 30s and I know how scary it must be.
It's good that your Mum is strong but I think it's okay for you to be scared, it's devastating news. If you can't find other people to relate to on here, I know there is free counselling for families of cancer patients in most local Cancer Support groups.
Be gentle with yourself xxx