support for rare, advanced diagnosis

March 11, 2018 - 21:53

Hi there,

My usually healthy, active, Dad has been diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma but not in his lung, elsewhere, which I understand is rare. The prognosis is not good. The doctors seem excited by the rarity of the diagnosis which has been confusing for my parents, as they interpreted the jovial mood as something optimistic.

We are all devastated and I'm not sure how to support him. If anyone has similar experiences I would appreciate hearing them. I am struggling to cope and don't want him to have to worry about me, as well.

March 14, 2018 - 11:47

Hi Annie,
Thanks for your post. I am sorry to hear about your father’s diagnosis. It is a very difficult time for you and your family. If you would like to contact us on the Nurseline on 1800 200 700 , we can duiscss in greater detail.
Best regards,
Cancer Nurseline

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