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    lonestarfwg asked a questionLung Cancer

    Others with some of what I go through

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      Peggysue

      The American Cancer Society has a program they will supply you with a housekeeper maybe 1 a month. Also check on the program meals on wheels in your city or town. The American Cancer Society has many resources; use them

      7 months ago
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      I'm roughly eighty miles north of Pittsburgh. I know UPMC has a cancer program for Pittsburgh residents who are patients there but I do not travel that far as it would be very difficult. I would check with the ACS and Lungevity.org and from there you may be able to find help with your household chores and some meals, I don't know. Also, check with your county's department on aging and local Catholic charities which do not discriminate based on religious faith or affiliation. For whatever reason, this neck of the woods doesn't have much help to offer.

      7 months ago
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      Check with social services in your area to inquire about financial assistance programs, often you can get assistance with utilities, property taxes, etc. If your treatment center has Cancer Navigators they can help as well. Food pantries can be a great help. I volunteer at one and we have amazingly good selection of quality food. There are financial requirements to be eligible and people come from all walks of life for all different reasons. Ranging from living on fixed income, disabled, or even working but financially struggling. One guy I see each week gets off his night shift job and stops in fir his weekly food. He said he works but with a child, wife, and elderly parent living with him he had to seek out options. He was afraid he wouldn't qualify or would be embarrassed, but he finds the volunteers understanding and the food selection amazing. We have many people on disability for a short period or permanently.

      7 months ago
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    Pulmonary Hypertrophic Osteopathy

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      I don't think hospice care is right at this time, because you have 2 years of treatment planned (hospice requires less than 6 months to live), but palliative care might be an answer. Also, have you asked your doctors to refer you to someone who can deal with the bone disease?

      about 2 years ago
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      Have you tried Pot?

      about 2 years ago
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      lonestarfwg

      Thank all of you, I like barrys ideas ..I have had 2 years of chemo and radiation treatments,when the tumors are kept in check the bone growth slows as well as the pain. I currently use a 100 and a 25 Fentanyl patch also a 25 mg morphine pill I will look in to your replies Thank you and best to all

      about 2 years ago
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