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Tschiemer3
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Coping strategies
Hello everyone my name is Terri and I'm 16 My mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I'm having a really hard time coping with it, is there anything that I can do, any apps, or even some music for when I get into one of my stages?...
MissCharlotte06
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Stay at Home
So my dad can't get sick with him finishing cemo and with COVID-19, i have to stay home even though my school isn't shut down. I'm just wondering if anyone else is the same? I have been thinking about if other people are doing and going through the same!...
Cara-Canteen
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Online Art Group in March: for young people who have a parent with non-curable cancer
Hi Connect legends, Do you like art? Or making stuff? Or maybe you just have really fond memories of crayons and glue and paint when you were younger? Canteen Connect is running a small group on three consecutive Thursday nights (19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr),...
Madz
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Decorating a hospital room
My Mum is in intensive care at the Royal Melbourne hospital at the moment and is having a real struggle. Just a few days ago we were saying good bye but she has managed to pull through. And is getting slightly stronger each day! Although she is sedated,...
Finn
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My mum has stage 4 breast cancer, what should I expect?
When I was 12 my mum was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Her treatment lasted a couple years and it was a rough time, but a couple weeks ago my mum told me she has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer, or stage 4 breast cancer, which has spread...
JeffB14
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Mum/Dad has cancer
My Dad has cancer
avacado
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Conscious coma
What to say to a parent who can’t respond but can hear you ?
Madz
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What to say to dying loved ones
What to say to dying loved ones
Ab617
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What do i do
I find it kinda hard because i hate seeing my Dad in all this is pain
Izzy128
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Upcoming surgery
I’m 17 , My papa’s surgery is on Wednesday and I’m the only person going into the anesthetic room I’m scared and don’t know what to expect the surgery is 7-8 hours long and I’m nervous on the outcome, so much preparation has gone into “the worst senario”...
Ruby08
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Talking about the end
Just a random comment. I find it really helpful the way people on here are so open about talking about the loss of their loved ones. My dad has cancer and although we haven’t yet been told that all treatment options have running out, we know it’s only a...
charlinewton
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My dad's grief is suffocating over a year after my mum passed
My mum passed from late stage aggressive cancer in September 2018. It's been a tough year and a bit, but I'm slowly getting back to my old self. I'm travelling, enjoying uni and expanding my horizons - as my mum would have wanted. A huge part of why I...
JG1964
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How can I cope with losing a parent?
If you wish not to read the backstory skip to the title "So how do i cope?" also i am sorry if i have posted this in the wrong place? About my dad's cancer About a month ago now my father was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He underwent...
Emily89909
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Coping with cancer
This is an article I wrote for Bold Magazine at headspace Mildura about my experiences with canteen and how they have helped me through a really tough time in my life. I was encouraged to post it by one of the Canteen leaders I've been in touch with for...
Oceanwave
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How to talk to parents about their cancer
My Dad was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. At the time, we also found out that Mum had skin cancer but was not melanoma. My Dad got his cancer removed but then we were told that it developed into lymphoma. He's already 5 sessions of chemo down...
Izzy128
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How can I help
Hey guys I’m Izzy , I’m 17 Its frustrating for me because I’m old enough to understand how serious it is , but I’m not old enough to be counted as a medical aid or someone who can drive him to and from appointments , how can I support...
expressomartini
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my mums cancer
mums just gotten her fourth cancer, i’m losing hope
eevee117
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school work tips
hi guys, im new to Canteen. my dad has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and im finding it hard to concentrate on school work and i keep distancing myself from 'friends'. this is affecting me at school a lot and my grades have slipped more then i...
Emily89909
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My dad has cancer
Hi my name is Emily and my dad is diagnosed with cancer , just a few days ago, I was told that his cancer can't be cured and that he may have 2 years left. The support from my friends has been great but thay don't understand what I'm...
Accio.tianna
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Come make friends
Hey I’m tianna. I’m new to canteen, actually I only signed up today. I’m 18 and my mum has been diagnosed with grad 2/3 breast cancer. Nice to meet you