Hi all, I'm 22 years old and my father was diagnosed with lung cancer just over a year ago, just before his 60th birthday. He had an operation at the beginning of March 2012 and originally was due to have 20% of his right lung removed. By the end of the operation we discovered he had had to have 80% of it removed. Since then he has been so much worse than before. His ribs have not healed, he is in constant pain, he struggles to breathe more each day and his body almost seems to have collapsed on its right side. When you look at him his shoulders are to the right but his lower is in its normal state. I'm the youngest of four children but the others don't seem that bothered. I've been his carer since the beginning of his troubles and its a lot of responsibility but he is my father and I love him too much to give up on him. It was horrible to see him in such a state after the op but its got worse. We have recently found out he has a high chance of having the cancer on his left lung (he already has COPD) There is a large shadow and this is how it began before. I don't know how to handle this as its harder and harder each day not to break in front of him. I'm sorry for writing so much, but I haven't had anyone to talk to about this and I needed to get it out. Thank you for reading. Any advice is hugely welcomed and appreciated.