Two days ago my 55yr old father called me to let me know he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is a medium grade (7 on the Gleason Score). We find out a bit more tomorrow - e.g. whether it has spread outside the prostate etc. but at the moment it is all very new, and almost an unreal thought.
I want to support him and my mum as best I can, so would love to hear from others (especially dads who always feel like they have to be strong for their families and find it hard to communicate a bit) about the things they found supportive and helpful from their families/friends... and also the not-so-helpful stuff so I can try and avoid it.
Unfortunately I live about 8 hrs away from them so most of my support will have to be long-distance based, though I hope to get up there as often as I can.
Thanks for any info anyone can share.
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