The Cancer Thread


#181

Hope it works out @AppleCrumbled and @iron_mike, stay strong for the family


#182

Man that is rough.

I lost my Dad, auntie and uncle in the space of six years and I thought I had it bad.

All the best over the next few days with your uncle. One thing is for sure - that shit toughens you up like no other.


#183

Cheers pal, he died in the UK, probably a couple of weeks before the funeral, tough on my father as my mother only passed away in April.


#184

Sorry to hear all that mate – That’s very tough.


#185

And were all of the passings down to the bug?


#186

Yeah, breast cancer for my mother and her sister (their mother died of it too), throat cancer for one uncle, lung cancer for the other and liver cancer for my father in law.
My brother had a shot of it as well!!


#187

Unbelievable.


#188

sorry to hear that @AppleCrumbled and @iron_mike. Best wishes to you and hope the outcome is positive. And sorry for your loss too @Mullach_Ide. I doubt there is anyone anywhere who hasnt been affected by it in some way. My mother fortunately beat it a few years ago and is all good now thankfully. Just found out my father has some bit of bother with cancerous tumours of somesort but I think its been spotted early enough so hopefully minor procedures will fix that quickly.


#189

Best wishes @iron_mike. Thoughts are with ya


#190

Thanks Phil.


#191

Signing in. Truly sorry to here what forum members & families are going through. I lost my dad to it three years ago and now my wife’s da is going through intensive treatment for lung cancer. The knock on effects for families are difficult. Positive attitude, positive outlook. As a side note did anyone see the clip of a member of the public phoning up cancer uk and asking them how they were using funds donated to them over the last few years.


#192

Important to get the bloods done lads for the sake of 50quid. It’s just good practise. We’re all at the mercy of it. Always prepare


#193

Sorry to hear that, pal. Didn’t hear until now.


#194

A fella at work told me I should do this. Get the bloods taken once or twice a year and then they have a baseline to compare subsequent tests to and it helps to detect abnormalities much more quickly.


#195

Got mine done in the Spring, will be getting it done once more before Christmas.
Having kids changes everything.


#196

Beat it @iron_mike !! nuff said!