Caregivers and family members

If you're caring for or concerned about a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, share your experiences and find support from others confronting similar challenges.


Cancer caregiver

  • By Puraim · New reply March 2, 2014
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  • I was once an active spirit; two time Ironman finisher, completed hiking the Appalachian trail from Georgia to Maine in 5 months; summited Mt Kilominjaro and was constantly looking for my next grande ...

what to expect

  • By vanesa721 · New reply March 1, 2014
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  • I've been on an emotional roller coaster since Jan 15 (dx day) my dad went in to hospital for what he thought was just a cold 11 days in hospital and tons of scans later Dr confirms he has 3 large masses ...

A Family Member Tells it like it is…

  • By hinsopa · Posted January 21, 2014
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just wondering has anyone done a reverse mortgage

  • By reflection571 · New reply November 25, 2013
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  • With the reality hitting home Trying to c about future. Has anyone dine a reverse mortgage ...

Encouragement Request - NSCLC Stage IV (Squamous)

  • By Jenmedic · New reply November 17, 2013
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  • My 57 y/o mom was diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC (Squamous) in April 2013. She was extremely sick at the time of her diagnosis and has since undergone chemo therapy and multiple diagnostics. She was deemed ...

Lady Loess

  • By SandiK9806 · New reply September 28, 2013
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  • Dear friends of Lady Loess... This is her daughter in law, I've made an appearance under her name a time or two to keep you all updated on her at various times. It's with a heavy heart that I write that ...

mom and step dad

  • By sweetnscaredgirl · New reply September 2, 2013
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  • Hi my name is stella and I am new and I just need to rant for a min. I am taken care of both parents my mom has stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to her adrinal glands and pelvic area my step dad has ...

Guilty Tired!

  • By hellas · New reply August 28, 2013
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  • I feel so bad about this but I'm just so tired-emotional drained Mentally exhausted and physically tired too. I'm just the caregiver-daughter I don't want to complain I feel guilty feeling as I do. I ...

Caregivers and Stress

  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply August 22, 2013
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  • steoporosis-foundation/discussion/caregi vers-and-stress ...

come join me

  • By hinsopa · Posted July 31, 2013
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Cancer in Family Genetics?

  • By AdriaL · Posted July 28, 2013
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  • My mother has Stage 4 Lung and Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Two primary cancers. She was the healthest person I knew in her sixties before her diagnosis. My uncle 53 (mother's brother) has multiple myleoma ...


Shannonrks (Inactive)
  • By Shannonrks (Inactive) · New reply May 12, 2013
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  • Within the last 3 weeks I've had 3 people close to me diagnosed with cancer! All one week apart! My uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer and Wed. They will be removing his lung, for some reason, he don't ...

Pancreatic cancer metastatised to lungs

  • By kathypr · New reply April 25, 2013
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  • My Dad was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has wrapped itself around the arteries and is not operable. It has also metastised into his lungs. We are still waiting for the oncologist to tell ...

Finding support resources in your hometown

  • By sarcogal49 · Posted February 26, 2013
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  • I'd love to get feedback from people on how they came to find the inspire website and any others that have been helpful, any frustrations encountered in the search for support groups, etc. and whether ...

Cancer of the unknown primary

  • By tstanfill · New reply September 29, 2012
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  • My 55 year old husband coughed and broke a rib on July 10th. To make a real long story short, he had lytic lesions to ribs,spine,pelvis, adrenal glands and mediastinal cavity. Biopsy shows poorly differientiated ...

My dad & aunt just died of cancer within three weeks...I have questions.

  • By maureen73 · New reply September 15, 2012
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  • I wanted to get more information about the role that genetics may have in ovarian and related cancers within families. My father bravely fought head/neck cancer which spread to the lungs and finally to ...

ElvisFest anyone?

  • By Denzie · Posted July 13, 2012
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  • I have 3 free tickets for Michigan ElvisFest in Ypsilanti for Sat July 14. Handicap parking free, shuttles for handicap to stage area. This is for Inspire people in SE MI or NW Ohio. Can leave at will ...

Selfishly Support Needed

  • By HeartandCol · New reply June 25, 2012
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  • I could write a long story but will try to be brief. My husband was just recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He is currently in the hospital. He was admitted for other reasons (extreme edema and anemia ...

Chemo brain issues for family support people

  • By jazb · Posted June 19, 2011
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  • I would like to know how others in the supportive role have handled the chemo brain situation without taking away the survivors rights and sense of ability? My husband is a 22 year survivor of AML and ...


  • By shirleybird312 · Posted May 8, 2011
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  • it seems like the longer ive had cance the more a lot of my friends dont come around any more. they still text or face book me but they dont invite me to do anything or when I ask them to do things they ...

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