Hi all. so when I was 23 I lost my beautiful 59 year old Mama. recently, my Papa underwent his yearly check up and they found that his numbers for his prostate went from 2.7 to 3.7. So of course they investigated. Last year everything was fine, didn’t feel anything when they did the internal check but this year, the doctor felt some small things, and then had biopsies done etc. so it’s come back as prostate cancer. I’m beside myself. He’s 73 and I’m just not ready to go through the loss of another parent yet. I’m 35 now and I’m just as scared as I was back then. im thankful he’s pretty religious with his check ups. Mama missed one mammogram and it obviously ended really badly. im so scared. I have such bad anxiety, health anxiety and I’m a catastrophiser so I’m already mentally burying him. 😞 Hes recently had the scans to see if it has spread and I’m so scared to even ask the question. Like beside myself. He has had no symptoms, he’s carrying on like nothing is wrong and I’m a complete mess. just looking for some support. I feel so alone. And scared.
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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.