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posted by brokensis
24 June 2021

New

Just got news this evening that my younger brother has less than a month He was only diagnosed two weeks ago So we have had no time to process How do I support him when all I want to do is curl up and not face it
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posted by lovelife
23 June 2021

post breast cancer

Last reply: 15 hours ago
finished radiotherapy 6wks ago still having discharge from nipple, and have thickening of the skin, dimpling and quite a lot of breast pain also the breast now seems larger than it was, is this usual after radiotherapy
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posted by wobbles
22 June 2021

Tamoxifen

Hi, I'm looking for some advice or tips regarding taking tamoxifen. I got my 1st prescription today and am quite anxious about taking it due to possible side effects. I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in March needing 2 mastectomies but no radiation or chemotherapy. Any advice or tips greatly appreciated
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posted by Carlos_PG
21 June 2021

Testicular cancer

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi there! My name is Carlos Pedrosa García, I am 25 years old and I just find a lump in one of my testicles. I am a bit scare because it hurts when I touch it. I am from Spain and I current live in Dublin for almost 4 years. I am not really sure how to process that and I don’t know where should go to test it. I have insurance with Irish life health I hope that helps. Would like to have an advice in this situation and see what should I do first. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Carlos.
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posted by AB1976
15 June 2021

Waiting time for appointment

Last reply: 8 days ago
Hi found a lump on my breast and my doc referred me for an urgent mammogram 3 weeks ago but haven't heard anything yet. It's been the longest 3 weeks of my life it's all I think about day and night. Can anyone give me any idea of how long it usually takes?? I'm sure with covid and cyber attack that it has probably made waiting time longer, if I had some idea I might not feel so anxious ( probably wishful thinking)
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posted by Mul1974
13 June 2021

Hair loss

Last reply: 10 days ago
posted by Mul1974 13 June 2021 Hair loss Hi my wife starts her Radiation and oral chemotherapy tomorrow she’s very worried about hair loss can anybody please confirm that you do loose all your hair on this regime or you don’t Were getting mixed reports thank you all
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posted by Mul1974
13 June 2021

Hair loss

Hi my wife starts her Radiation and oral chemotherapy tomorrow she’s very worried about hair loss can anybody please confirm that you do loose all your hair on this regime or you don’t Were getting mixed reports thank you all
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posted by tilly21
11 June 2021

Lung cancer

Last reply: 3 days ago
Adenocarcinoma with mpe stage 4 and he only went to hospital because he was having trouble breathing and 4 days later thats what hit us in the face, like being hit with a frying pan. My lovely husband, who is relatively fit, non smoker since 2002, has been told that at most 12-14 months is his life expectancy and he is only 63. I am in total shock and stupidly I dont know how to feel im just numb. I insisted our children needed to know so that they can make plans and he is glad I insisted. Oncologist was a very nice professional man who showed us exactly where the cancer was but I dont understand as it is limited to the right lung with no metastized disease elsewhere in the body. I cannot get my head around it and my poor husband after 2 or 3 days has started his plans for when he us no longer with us. I thought it would be me going first
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posted by Paris2021
08 June 2021

Gastric mass

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi my husband is waiting to get a biopsy on a 3cm mass attached to his stomach wall he has had ct and mri and barium swallow they are confused but said it is an oval solid with some dark thick fluid the tests also state that the mass is heterogeneous in appearance and returns an intermediate signal on T2 W I am really confused with these results cam someone shed a bit of light on them? Really appreciate it xxx
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posted by Itsme1307
08 June 2021

38 year old- awaiting mammogram result.

Last reply: 16 days ago
Hello I hope this post finds you well. I discovered a strange mass in my armpit approx 6 weeks ago- was a strange bump within that. I do regular checks on myself and this really stood out as different. I got check at gp, i thought she’d tell me it was nothing to worry about. But she felt something that she couldn’t tell what it was. She referred me on urgently. So I received letter from st James‘s, saying they’d see me (today) but for a hand exam only. That if any other test would be required it would be booked for another day. Again, initial doc couldn’t really feel it, she got more senior woman to come in and then she referred me on for a mammogram there and then. Which is fab, I appreciate it. But now results are 3 weeks away. I had melanoma last year and I’ve had lletz procedures a few time due to pre-cancerous cells. I’m so grateful for screening, but I’m so nervous now. I’m a single parent of 2 boys and the idea of being sick for them, or worse still. Is literally my worst nightmare.
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