Hello everyone, the thread title pretty much sums it up. My mother was diagnosed with peritoneum cancer. She has been feeling really uncomfortable during the past one and a half month but she thought it was because of her being sad because I recently moved to another city for a new job (I had lots of trouble making that decision and felt pressured because I was pressured as well). Even though she hasn't been eating much, she has been feeling full as if she had eaten a lot all the time. She has a lot of extra weight, and so she didn't think much of it. However, her discomfort became too much and she went to the hospital, only to have almost 8kg(!) of fluid extracted from her abdominal. She had lots of tests done and the doctors said that she has cancer... They told us that usually such tumors are not isolated, but fortunately in her case it seems that that it is. She will begin chemotherapy next week for 5-6 months in hope that this will shrink the tumor. I am generally an optimistic person and I always try to look on the bright side. Right now, I am trying to focus on the fact that she has no more tumors and that there is a treatment plan. I try not to think that I am far away, or that things might turn bad. My mother has a different personality though. She keeps thinking that her own mother died of cancer at the same age she is right now (merely 55), that her hair is going to fall soon etc. So, I am keeping up fairly good up to know, but I wanted to share this with you and ask for all your positive vibes for my mother and my beloved father who stands by her side all alone now that I cannot be there regularly to help.