• Support for those with parent dying of cancer.

    Asked by Heathertrucks on Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Support for those with parent dying of cancer.

    Just need help learning to deal with my dad whose dying of cancer. I feel very alone.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      This is a link from the American Cancer Society website : http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/app/resource-search

      Also, you might find active support groups on Facebook. May God be with you on your journey. And remember, you are never alone. xoxox

      over 4 years ago
    • Carol55's Avatar

      Both of my parents died unexpectedly and without warning so I cannot imagine the agony that you are experiencing. But with my own experience of getting cancer and dealing with the prospects of dying, it wasn't as scary for me as I thought it would be. I know you wanted help coping, but what I'm trying to say is maybe your dad is comfortable with his outlook. Have you talked to him about end of life? Is hospice helping you? They usually have counselors. Most cancer treatment centers also have social workers who could supply you with resources. Do you have a religious leader in your life who could provide support? Please get some help or look on line for a local support group. Call your local cancer society. You do not have to do this alone. Will be thinking of you and praying for you and your father.

      over 4 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      Here you go! On Facebook...Northern Michigan Cancer Survivor & Caregiver Support. Make sure that you see recent activity & post something to see if they reply.


      over 4 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      Hospic had a great support group for us when my hubbys mom was dying

      over 4 years ago
    • misha41510's Avatar

      I know exactly what you're going through. My mom was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer about a year and a half ago. It's been really tough and things aren't getting any better. It's so incredibly difficult to watch her deteriorate.

      I had the same problem as you. I was so frustrated that finding support for people like us who have a parent with cancer is practically impossible!

      So what I did about six months ago was start a blog and twitter account. I know it may not sound like much, but there is a community online (especially on twitter) that supports each other and helps answer questions.

      I've written about how frustrating it is to find support for teens/young adults on my blog.

      Here's my blog: http://cominghometocancer.blogspot.com/
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CHTCancer
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComingHomeToCancer

      I highly suggest getting a twitter account. I'm working on starting a community on there by having people use the hastag #MPHC (My Parent Has/d Cancer). There are a lot of great people on there that are looking for support too.

      I hope I've helped!

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      About a year after me being diagnosed for the third time, my father started a fast downhill path to his end. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer about 13 years earlier, it finally got agressive and got him. Then 2 months after him being gone, mom was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. we lost her about 8 months later. I miss them terribly, and I know what you mean when it seems like your alone. Most days I want to pick up the phone and call Mom like I used to, then I remember that they are gone. It's a feeling you will never loose, but I am at ease and greatfull that I was able to be with them and take care of them until the very last. We took care of both in Hospice care. Good luck to you, I hope you can get peacefull with the whole thing.

      over 4 years ago
    • Heathertrucks' Avatar

      Thank you all for your answers. I'm looking into all of them. I love you all.

      over 4 years ago

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