I lost my first child when he was 1 year old to a brain tumour (PNET) in 2007. My mum (60) was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer in 2010. I've been an active Cancer Council Volunteer since 2009, felt the need to give back after the counselling I received, and plus to raise money to beat this dreaded C word.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Being positive is the key. YOLO!Bowel cancerI have cancer
i'm 35 years old and live with partner and daughter in northern nsw. In July 2012 my dad (59) had a craniotomy to remove a brain tumour. It was diagnosed as a Glioblastoma multiforme. (grade IV). It's been a a turbulent journey. So much sadness and disbelief. Such a shock in the beginning...and now it's the new normal...although i hate the fact so much.I try to spend lots of time with my dad. He's finished his treatment now (raditation and chemo). He's become depressed and is getting help for that....I've had some wonderful times with him in the last few months and hope for many many many more great times.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- manotoLeukaemiaI have cancer
Hi, im a year 12 student looking for help in supporting my mum who was just diagnosed with Melanoma a couple of weeks ago and people to talk to for when things get tough.MelanomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Garry Meister
male 58 married eight surviving children, seven grandchildren(currently).
retired from my own IT/Telecommunication business in 2011 after nephrectomy for kidney cancer (Grade 4 T3N0Mx) resulted in SMA and celiac arteries being removed. Not expected to live after vascular repair. 6 days in coma, 8 days in ICU intubated, dialysis, 6 weeks in hospital. vascular repair kinked 72% blocked, stented after 2 angiograms, stent kinked currently 50% blocked. Gall bladder cancer diagnosis in 2012, cholecystectomy and partial liver resection, tumour proved benign. Currently cancer free but left with serious gastro intestinal symptoms that make a normal life, work and travel difficult. I am a practicing Christian and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS/Mormon) where I have served in a number of leadership positions over the years. Currently writing a book about my experiences with a view to starting a support group for ICU survivors.
.Kidney cancerI am a survivor
I am a wife to Bill and mother to three adult children with 5 grandchildren. I love my community work and am working hard with the Cranbourne-Narre Relay for life 2013.
I also have a strong family history of Breast cancer, bowel cancer and Pancreatic cancer.Pancreatic cancerI have cancer
Hi iam 27 years old im a wife and mother of a 5 1/2 year old, 2 year old and a 7 week old i love and live for my family xoHodgkin's diseaseI have cancer
- kayemcOvarian cancerI am a survivor
Inner city, highly indepedant, 1st diagnosed in '07 with recurrences approx every 2 yrs. Martini & classic cocktail enthusiast - owner of 2 chows - politicial junkie with styleCervical cancerI have cancer
I'm a wife mother of two and granmother to four teenagers and live in regional n.s.w.with my retired husband and our little moodle called tinker.
I love gardening, play table tennis twice a week, very involved with pink ladies at the hospital and go travelling in our motohome whenever possible and involved with our local church.
I was diagnosed with vipoma five years ago and because it is such a rare tumour i find it hard to get any information or be able to talk to anyone about the way I feel and what I should be doing
TOther (Specify)I have cancer
my mother has oral cancer and has been sujected to a "series of unfortunate events"Head and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My son Harry is 14 and last year was diagnosed with a JPA in his thalamus. He had surgery in June and they managed to get 80% but the price for that was an aquiried brain injury. We had to privatly do the rehab as the kids hospital would not treat us.
Now he is slowly getting more symptoms back and I want to connect with other parents who have had a similar journey.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- warnerrandyPre-authenticatedMultiple myelomaI have cancer
Married, 58 yrs old, 4 grown up children, 7 grand children plus 2 step grand children, 1 great stepchild plu 3 more due this year..Breast CancerI have cancer
- LcarBreast CancerI have cancer
- Wendy Walker
One of 6 children, Married with 3 kids and 4 grandkids.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
- russbestyProstate cancerI am a survivor
- neverenoughLung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Rain 76
My husband has a GMB 4, and I think we are in the last stages of his life, he now has 4 tumors.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
My name is Timothy, I am 29 years old and have Melancholic Depression, a Sociophobic Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and Paranoia Disorder...
My partner, who I will refer to as CR, has Stage IV Metastatic Lung Cancer. According to her practitioner she shouldn't have survived this long let alone do the things that she does. Her family doesn't know that she has it and she refuses to tell them; I am the only one who knows the extent of her health.
She and I are very much into reptiles, owning several Tiger Snakes, Copperheads and White Lipped Snakes at one point, many Skinks and other Lizards as well as Frogs and Poisonous Spiders. She has even gone as far as starting a business based upon the education of such animals to the public, preferring people to treat them with respect and curiosity rather than fear and wanting to Kill them.
We are due to be married sometime this year, in a Wiccan ceremony.Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Hi my name is Talya I am 22 and have a hereditary bowel cancer (FAP). I have also lost my dad in 2012 (was 41) and lost a sister in 1998 (11mths old) to cancer.. To help me cope I love to be creative and started my own business when I was 19 which keeps me busy and helps me.. I live in Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast.. Not sure what else to say but thats me.Bowel cancerI have cancer
I'm 38, married with no children. Always very close to my family in particular my "daddy" who has spent the last year battling throat cancer to be told in Dec he was cancer free and now in March it's back, nasty and terminal. We don't know how long we have, and it's destroying the family...Head and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- allyg1978Uterus cancerI am a survivor
- lakesha32Pre-authenticatedNon-Hodgkins LymphomaI am a survivor
- LisaSwobBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I'm 36, about to be married in July to the best man in the world.
World turned upside down on 17th March, he has testicular cancer which has secondary's on lung stomach and neckTesticular cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am working with the expressive writing groupNoneOther (Specify)
- isobel DaleOther (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
- A noid
Dx '09 NET - grade 2, stage IV. Ileal primary, bilateral breast mets.Other (Specify)I have cancer
Age 55, Radical Prostectomy 2011,rising PSA, Chemo, PSA dropped but now rising again. Presently 0.98 and 3 month checks waiting till PSA between 5-10 and then Hormone treatment - sounds familiar?Prostate cancerI have cancer
I am a 54 year old. My wife, 2 years older, was diagnosed April 2012 with large cell carcinoma, lung. Currently doing good on Iressa.
She never smoked and drank sparingly, cheers etc.Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2006 and under went an operation to remove the tumour and then post op treatment involving nine weeks of chemo. I worked thru the treatment which helped keep me sane as it gave me somewhere to hide from the dark terror.
I am now happily recovered with my and looking forward to a long healthy life with my beautiful wife and two children. Life is good.Testicular cancerI am a survivor
- carlosBrain tumourI have cancer
Hi I'm a 48yr old female,diagnosed with colon cancer 4/9/12 surgery and half way through chemo Exloda,because I take the tablets at home I find I have no other person with the same thing as I don't go into the oncologist ward for the IV chemo.Bowel cancerI have cancer
- Patrick Turner
Law abiding citizen living alone in Canberra and always willing to discuss the truth as I see it, or how others may see it.
I'm very fit and healthy with no bad habits, except for a bad dose of Pca that appears to be radiation resistant, so it looks like it'll kill me.Prostate cancerI have cancer
My Dad has just been told he has lung cancer.He also has a tumour in the brain and that he has 6-8 months....Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- LushBowel cancerI am a survivor
Hi, I'm 45 , healthy, generally happy and quite fit !Non-Hodgkins LymphomaI am a survivor
- LeecrossPre-authenticatedBladder cancerI am a survivor
I am a 30 year old female and my uncle has pancreatic cancer. He had a procedure called whipples back in November. He had 6 weeks of Radio and Chemo together, and then was meant to continue for 6 months on Chemo. They have just done a body scan and found cancer in his stomach, and said it is back now in the pancreas.Pancreatic cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- kieralNoneOther (Specify)
I am wife and carer to husband who has just started Chemo for leukaemia, we have a 16yr old son doing year 11. I am still working and running the house and taxi-sevice to and from school.LeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am a 40 year old working mother of two primary school aged boys, who is happily married. Last November my husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. While the primary tumour has been removed, it had metastasised. He's now on 'palliative' Chemo. My world has been turned upside down!Bowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Jo Fay
My partner has NH Diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma, he was diagnosed at stage 3 back in July '12.
After had 20 weeks of chemo, including R-Chop, R-Ice, there was still presence of active Lymphoma. He was then admitted into hospital for the Beam Chemo, along with his Stem Cell Reinfusion. He was in hospital for over 3 weeks. It has been a long road for us, but we were very positive and we took one day at a time.
After all my partner's treatments, and after the results of his latest PET Scan, the results were not what we wanted to hear. We were fully expecting the words 'cancer gone & in remission' but devastatingly his cancer has turned terminal, and there is nothing more that the doctors can do for him. So they tell us
They said the cancer is aggressive and have given him anywhere from 2 months to 2 years to live...we are praying for the latter. I am going to stop work for now so I can spend every precious moment with him. I'm not even sure if I can afford to do this, but at this stage I don't care as I want to spend every moment with him.
We are still praying for some kind of miracle, and wishing this nightmare to stop. I don't want to live without this beautiful man by my side, I don't know what to do. He has been through so much and has shown so much courage and strength.
He has amazed me & all our family & friends. He is obviously scared right now but still holding himself together for us that are around him. Please help, we need more support than ever now.....thank youNon-Hodgkins LymphomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Redkite suggested this site to me, so thought I'd say hello.
My 11yr old son was diagnosed with "t-cell ALL" last September.
Hoping to meet other parents to share this journey with.LeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- KatieKProstate cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
GMB #4 Female age 51 February 13, 2013Brain tumourI am a survivor
I am caring for my husband who has a GBMBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Diagnosed with Kidney cancer on 01.02.2011. Three months later, minus a kidney and a lobe from my lung and with the help of Sutent, I am coming to terms with my changed life.Kidney cancerI have cancer
I am 26 with a one year old and 14 weeks pregnant with my second. I lost my husband quickly just 3 weeks agoMelanomaOther (Specify)
We found out that our four and a half year old daughter had cancer on Christmas day 2012. Two days later we had an offical diagnosis for her of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. We have another daughter who is two and a half.LeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My husband has Melanoma. It is 6 years since he was diagnosed with metastic malignant melanoma. In his initial treatment he had 32 lymph nodes removed from his neck/shoulders. Although he makes regular visits to Peter Mac and there are no visible issues, he is very depressed and it comes through as aggressive behaviour toward me. I am here because I know that I need helpMelanomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- michaela23Breast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am retired
Help looking after my grandchildren.
We have 2 dogs 1 cat 1 bird and 2 fish.
My life is so busy and it keeps my mind from thinking of my husbands cancer.NoneMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- Peta Kaye
I'm mum of two, wife of one.Breast CancerI have cancer
- Nicole756NoneOther (Specify)
Just been diagnosed with. Metastates of the left shoulder. Collar bone it is now being called invastive cancer. My arm is swollen due to lympona im a little round ball of puff. My arms hands and feet. are swollen. Testing is still ongoing as no primary can be found. after three weeks im still in a brain fog. I'm off work as I can't even put on shoes and socks. My arm hurts. Day and night even on meds todays news was the tumour is to big for surgery and to big for radiation. So they are hope Ing to start chemo. As soon as practisble sorry for rambling. but need. Help. In coming to terms with it all. I have no cried or anything yet. very worried about my two adult sons. It just does nit seem fair.Other (Specify)I have cancer
- MoobwCervical cancerOther (Specify)
My husband was diagnosed on 1/6/12 with aggressive metastatic lung cancer. Terminal. We live in country Victoria with no close support. Our only family members are in Melbourne. I am his sole carer and have lost my dog, other pets and job. The cancer seems to have gone to his brain now, and he is almost sectionable. I'm trying to cope, plus watch out for my 83 year old mother in Melbourne. Just to talk to someone in a similar situation would be terrific.Lung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
My husband was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. He has undergone a radical prostectomy and chemo. His PSA level contines to rise.Prostate cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- buggerHead and neck cancersI have cancer
Carer to husband who has Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (diagnosed 2006) and mother to a 5 year old boy.Non-Hodgkins LymphomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Got my wake up call August 2011 when diagnosed with melanoma. It made me realize I had too much stress in my life and in some ways am grateful for the changes I've been forced to make. I'm 52 years old, partner in a business, mother, wife, daughter, sister. I'm not the only one with problems so I make sure I never behave as if my situation is worse than anyone else's.MelanomaI have cancer
I'm a seven year survivor of MCC, Merkel Cell CarcinomaSkin cancerI am a survivor
- margroPancreatic cancerI am a survivor
Love the outdoors
ActiveLeukaemiaI am a survivor
Cancer survivor and proud of itOther (Specify)I am a survivor
- David Robertson
Like to keep Fit Healthy and Strong. Was diagnosed with cancer at 22 with Burkitts Lymphoma.Non-Hodgkins LymphomaI am a survivor
Hi, Im 39 years old and live in Columbus, Ga. I'm a pediatric nurse and have been for 16 years.Brain tumourI have cancer
54 years old, married, 2 adult children, live in Perth.Ovarian cancerI have cancer
I have bowel cancerBowel cancerI have cancer
- tchampionHodgkin's diseaseMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am 49 years old any my husband was diagnosed with cancer of the right tonsil in JuneHead and neck cancersMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
Not sure I wanted Breast Cancer as a 50th BD gift. Still here I go.Breast CancerI have cancer
I had a hysteroscopy in December and found out that I had uterine cancer. In January I had a total hysterectomy where they discovered I had 2 primary cancers, uterine and ovarian. Have now had 1 bout of chemo, another due on tuesday 19th March. I have just started losing my hair in the last 2 days.Ovarian cancerI have cancer
Wife and carer for my husband who is diagnosed with stomach cancer at beginning of February 2013.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
- cat8282NoneMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
47 year old male in country victoria, doctors suspect stage 3a lung cancer. Removal of supraclavicular lymph node on 8/9/11, awaiting results/diagnosis. Quite afraid of what the future holds for meLung cancerOther (Specify)
I am a student currently studying photography and graphic designLung cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I'm 49 single mother to 4 teenagers. I'm a full time teachers aide and I live in St. Peter's sydneyBreast CancerI have cancer
- Miss Molly
Im 17 and live in a small town where the is not a alot of support or information. I recently finished my job to become my mothers carer. Caring can be really rewarding, but so scary at the same time. I just wish to speak with other people in my position about how to manage my own feelings when caring. I struggle a lot sometimes. I feel that hearing other peoples experiences and strategies could help me a lot.Breast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am 37 with 2 children aged 4 and 6 and am trying to care for my mother-in-law who has metastatic breast cancer in her liver.Breast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I've been married for 43 years & now my husband has cancer.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
I'm retired, very young at heart, before my cancer I was exceptionally fit and healthy. I'm enthusiastic about life, positive with a well balanced sense of humour.Uterus cancerI have cancer
- leanne61Breast CancerI have cancer
My close friend has cancerBrain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am a mum and nanny of a very close knitfamily. Our son in law has been operated on to remove a brain tumour. He has Anaplastic Astrocytoma. He and my daughter have 3 children the youngest just turned 1. This is their second marriage each and on their second wedding anniversaryhe was in surgery. They have so much on their plate the family are doing all we canto ease the load.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
wife and worrier 55+Non-Hodgkins LymphomaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
- MaxThyroid cancerI have cancer
I am a 37 year old mother of two, a teacher, whose husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer in Sept 08. I enjoy playing with my kids, photography, reading, long drives and dreaming. My husband has Epithelioid Haemangeoendothelioma. He is struggling.Other (Specify)My loved one or someone I know has cancer
Pretty boring, love my dogs,Bowel cancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am a retired NSW Ambulance Paramedic for 22 years. In my time I've met many cancer patients and now I am one.
I migrated to Australia as a twenty-one year old in 1970 from Germany.MelanomaI have cancer
- Jennt28Breast CancerI am a survivor
- Katelynmaree95Pre-authenticatedBreast CancerMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
my mother has just been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia. The doctors say there is no treatment for her and we are devastated.LeukaemiaMy loved one or someone I know has cancer
I am 20 years old, Last year I had a seziure at work and that was when I was diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor. It has now been 11months since I started on my first lot of Chemo and Radiation. My doctors are now wanting to operate and remove the tumor. I am scared but this is a good thing isn't it?
I mean does this mean once it's gone I can go back to my normal life?
Really hoping this is the last of treatment!Brain tumourI have cancer
52 years old and a nurse, diagnosed with stage three colon cancer 2012, surgery & eight months of chemo. Not sure if I'm out of the woods yet, scans etc yet to come. Currently more concerned with my 23 year old daughter undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. It's been tough!Bowel cancerI have cancer
I am 30 years old and have 2 amazing young children, a 3 year old son and a 16month old daughter. My partner and I are getting married in approx 5 months. I Was diagnosed with bowel cancer September 2012, which was shortly followed by a sigmoid colectomy. I am currently undergoing 12 cycles of chemotherapy, in which I am half way through.Bowel cancerI have cancer
- Deni 55
Now semi retired caring for my partner of 12years who has a GBM 4, dx 16Nov 2011
He had a resection to remove most of the growth. Jan 2012 Radiation/Chemo temodal tabs. May 2012 tumor grew approx 20-30%. June 2012 2nd op where post op MRI showed a small 2nd tumor. Now chemo carboplatin 1hr every 3weeks.Brain tumourMy loved one or someone I know has cancer