Reading through the posts on this forum and others it becomes apparent there is a lack of support for the relatives and friends of cancer patients. Post after post of cries for help, to shed a virtual tear, to unload frustration or anger. Frequently they lack the information required to help them come to terms with their loved ones situation or the information that is needed to look after the patient. There seems to be a lack of communication between hospitals and relatives and friends of the patients.
The contributors to this forum do an excellent job supporting those troubled people and there are cancer support groups doing sterling work but I think a little more information from the hospital would go a long way.
From the other side, as the patient I feel I have had excellent care and support and all the information I have needed to make my choices.