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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What do you do, or say?

A hypothetical question.

You are informed by one of your children that they have a cancerous growth. Do you?:

Sink into despair and fear the worst.

Look on the Brightside and ignore the realities.

Endeavour to find out the true statistics.

I theoretically find myself in this dilemma . I’m a lost blogger at this time.


  1. I suffered from and recovered from an aggressive malignant tumour, so don't give up on hope. A positive mental attitude will help and a good bit of research just to get to know the odds will help too.
    Good fortune go with you and all the best for your family.

  2. Best wishes.

    If you want my advice, find out as much as you can and ask the doctors every question you can think of. Think carefully before going for highly invasive treatments, but if they are wanted then go for them with gusto.

    Bear in mid that my advice is usually rubbish. Feel free to ignore it completely, I don't really know any more than you do.

  3. Maybe for the first occasion in your parenthood you don't have a solution so you can do little except stay strong and make sure you're there when they need you.

  4. Good luck and a good hospital make all the difference. When my wife was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of melonoma, the support we were offered was variable: the London hospital was good, Maidstone was staffed by cretins & liars. Never be palmed off with advice that doesn't ring true, always ask the difficult questions.

    I wish you and your family the best.

  5. Research. Extensively.

    If you're not actually talking hypothetically it must be a scary place you're in right now. But we know there's a lot of misinformation out there, especially in a land where we have multi-million pound business/charity ghouls relying on it.

    Make sure you know the facts and don't rely exclusively on others to tell you. The only people who know what's best for their family are the ones who are closest to it.

    God bless you and yours.


  7. If its breast cancer research tamoxifen, its kept my ex wife alive for several years but usually only prescribed for five years, anyway good luck

  8. Just do what you think is best, then know you've done enough. And thanks for all the work you put in here; it is always a pleasure to read your meanderings.

  9. Question everything and don't be put off by 'medic speak'.

    I know you'll find the top people to deal with the (hypothetical) problem.

    My best wishes.

  10. I'm a great believer in positive thought, so definitely look on the bright side - but don't ignore the realities.

    I've been where you are and we were lucky: I sincerely hope that you and yours enjoy a happy outcome.

    Best J

  11. Thanks everyone.

    Now I've got over the shock, I'm going for item three.

  12. Talk to Greg Lance-Watkins ... He's had cancer for 14 years and survived, and is undergoing treatment again ... and is surviving. He knows more about odds than any man alive ... and he's one of the nicest men I know ... call 01291 626562

  13. CS Bourne told me to remind you that a prayer's as good as a bayonet on a day like this...

    Best Wishes,


  14. What they said. All of it.

    Plus, research B17 laetrile.



  15. Captain Haddock8 June 2011 at 10:53

    My experience was very much like that of Robbo ..

    Tamoxifen, followed by Radiation Therapy at a specialist Hospital in Guildford, where the Staff were both brilliant & caring ..

    I'm delighted to report that the ex missus overcame her Breast Cancer & is now totally clear ..

    As said by others .. good luck & god bless you & those affected by this dreadful condition ..


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