Welcome Jim, to HW, and I hope you never really need to belong here, but if you do, can't think of a better place for you to be.
Yes, this is a patient to patient support site, there are no medical experts here, we share our experiences with PC first hand, our treatments, side effects, problems, etc. We also share info learned or gleaned along the way.
Despite some minor spats from time to time, and the rare ego wars, its a peaceful place. We have good moderators, and the owner of HW is a wonderful man providing a great service, free of charge to all of us.
There are no dumb questions here, so always ask all you want. Its common to have fear associated with cancer at any point. And with PC, you will find, there isnt always an easy straight answer to almost any aspect of it. It really varies patient to patient.
We have some fine women memebers too, some are wives, some are daughters, either speaking for their dads or their husbands. We love that part.
But most important, we agree to disagree when needed, we tend to always support another persons decisions - even if we don't agree, and the brotherhood here, is real, not just an idea.
So we are here for you, if you need us. And you are always welcome.
David in SC