About a month ago, my father became constipated. A week later, when all of the medicines failed and he started to experience a lot of pain, he went to the hospital. They kept him in there for a few days but released him, and with the help of some digestive enzyme medicine, he was able to use the restroom. Unfortunately, he just called me today and said that the doctors got the result of one of his latest tests, and it's not good. Pancreatic cancer. I've lived a lucky life to this point. 26 years old and I haven't gone through a tragedy. I've had distance relatives who have fallen ill and died, but they weren't anybody I knew personally - not even my grandmother. She didn't really stay in touch. But this... well, there's no avoiding this. My luck has run out. Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst types. Well, it's all bad, but the survival rates for it are particularly dreadful. I've been ill-equipped for life for a while now, sort of just drifting, but things like this are a rude awakening. Does anybody else here have a relative who has cancer? I wouldn't wish that on anyone, but maybe having a thread to talk to people will help.