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I’ve been struggling to come to terms with the fact that my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer (malignant pleural mesothelioma) less than two weeks ago now. I’ve been driving her to most of her appointments and have tried to be there for her at almost every turn but I don’t know if I’m doing enough. I can’t help but feel helpless. I wish I could do more, but I can’t support her financially with my job, nor do I have the knowledge to help her with all the paper work for her disability claims ... all I can do is be there for her emotionally and I don’t know if that’s enough. Worse yet is that I feel guilty and selfish for being on the verge of tears when I think about how she might not make it through this or what we’re going to do when we can’t pay bills because of the treatments. In the end though, my biggest fear is losing my mother. My father died seven years ago and I’m still in my twenties. I don’t want to lose my mom too. Edit: Spelling