Dear DeeDee8 That absolutely happens. I had Non-Smokers Lung Cancer, and had a lobectomy last September. People whom I thought were close to me, avoided me. And my husband, like you did not receive the support that I thought certain friends/relatives would give him. It was very sad time. I had no person to person contact with friends whom I thought would support me. My husband has been wonderful, as have my kids, my mum and step dad. Also, my best friend who currently lives away, was always there on the phone. To this day, I still don't see a lot of the people who were here when I was well. I can only say that it is a valuable lesson in true friendships. I see photos of them on Facebook, having a great time out with other friends. Initially, it hurt. But at least now I know. And believe me, as the months go by, we find newer stronger relationships. I wish and your husband all forms of healing and strength. We have to keep believing in survival. Maya
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.