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    Not sure when i signed up that I was clear. I have taken in a friend who has stage 1 thyroid cancer and stage 4 cancer in his hip . A long time friend with no family here, or a place to stay . Our children are grown and we had room. He was given 2 months with no treatment. without our help he was going to give up. He had surgery feb. 8, 2012. they removed thyroid.,.tumors and some muscle.incision is from ear to ear..He had to apply for some state medical aid . It has been very difficult to get the right care after surgery. Working on that.He should be starting chemo and or radiation 6 weeks after. Hoping to find a local support group as well as online.Hard to keep his spirits up. Really needs to get out of the house and talk to some one who shares his battle. He doesn't feel much like eating any help with getting extra calories. Also, my mom 87 years old just had surgery for tongue cancer. She is recovering well . she beat cancers twice before. Dad 89 years old passed march 1st , 2 weeks after diagnoses of cancer through out his body..Thank you for any suggestions.

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      You have a heavy load... my prayer is with you and with those you are caring for. Just finished a program from Wendi.com for ptsd which is quite upbeat and helpful. Maybe you can find some self help programs on the web which take you into a healing space that is a relief from worry and stress. Blessings

      over 8 years ago
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      Yes, you have been around the block with our enemy Mr. Cancer. Sorry for your experiences with it. There is a link at the top of the page for our resources page, or click here www.whatnext.com/resources and it will take you to a page that has helpful resources that are available in your zip code/area. The american cancer society is listed there, contact them for a list of support groups that may be available in your area. Also an online support group that will set him up with a person with his type of cancer that is an advisor is www.immermanangels.com you can contact them also.
      Good luck to you.

      over 8 years ago
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