Posted by: lee | 2007/03/21

cancer - please help!!

Please help. My boyfriends mom was recenlty diagnosed with cancer. The doctors assume lung cancer but they aren't sure. They first thought it was hodgkins as she had a growth in a gland in her neck which they removed.
She is due to start chemo on friday. Bu the whole family is falling apart. They are all so stressed. The father has stopped eating and is smoking now more then ever as he thinks she is going to die. He even wants to take out life insurance policy. They are constantly at each others throats. The stress is just getting too much. The house is so depressed and they are all so negative and think she isnt going to make it though chemo. What can i do or say to help? Can they maybe go for free counselling of some sort? What are the chances this chemo will work? Please help, anyone. This is turning into a distaster and this family isn't going to last much longer if they carry on like this.

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Dear Lee
And it is not good for the mother either - patients with negative thoughts or in a negative environment die quicker than positive patients!

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