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posted by cove1951
03 June 2020

Cancer Diagnosis over the phone during covid

I just wondering if anyone has had a diagnosis presented to them over the phone due to the covid crisis. I am a cancer survivor who had a scan recently due to onset symptoms and was due to see my oncologist this coming Friday for the results. I received a call today to say my oncologist will be calling me by phone due to covid.
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posted by SB8715
30 May 2020

Risk reduction

Hi, I just wanted to share with anyone who might be worried about undergoing removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes. I had both ovaries and tubes removed on Tuesday and am now on Saturday, four days post op. I had the surgery done as a preventative measure due to a very high family risk of breast and ovarian cancer. I am feeling great post the procedure - tired and sore - but great. I was lost menopause pre surgery which obviously helps, however please dont be scared if you need to have the surgery - it's all absolutely fine. If anyone has any questions on the procedure or anything connected with this just ask me and I will be happy to share.
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posted by SusanK
27 May 2020

Father - new diagnosis Non-small cell Lung Lancer

Last reply: 8 days ago
Hi All, I'm new to the forum. My dad has just recently been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer about 3 weeks ago. sadly it has spread liver bones, brain. Prior to this he was a fit and well 66yr old.Primary indication of diagnoses was what we though was a bad chest infection(or Covid) so news came as a shock. He is home with me at the moment and we are starting radiation treatment tomorrow to tackle the brain. I'm really just looking for information from anyone who has dealt with this type of lung cancer at this stage. As i say he is relatively well at the moment just weaker and very tired all the time. He has only had 2 instances of pain(at night) days apart and in both instances pain passed after a while. We are waiting on our palliative care appointment so in the meantime i'm looking for some information on what to expect from an escalation in his pain levels. Thanks
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posted by Clairecluck
25 May 2020

Referral to Breast Clinic

Last reply: 9 days ago
Hi there, I felt an unusual burning sensation in my left breast last week and upon inspection, felt what I thought to be a pea like lump. I immediately made an appointment with my doctor. When she examined me, she discovered something separate to my pea like lump deep in the flesh and said she found what she described as a bump rather than a lump there that was not on the right breast. She did not appear worried at all but said she would make the referral regardless. I got a call from the breast clinic the following day to say that I had been classified as urgent and would be seen in the next two weeks. I'm glad to be seen quickly, however, I'm worried now as the doctor did not appear concerned in the slightest but the consultant has deemed me urgent. I suppose I'm just looking for any sort of reassurance or information as to what is deemed urgent and why it appears to differ to the impression my GP gave. I'm a 38 year old btw. Many thanks for taking the time to answer, C
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posted by Accl
22 May 2020

Moles

Last reply: 11 days ago
Hi, I found a suspicious looking mole on my body and have been referred by my gp to have it removed. I’m 25 years old and feeling really worried as it could take a couple of months to be seen because of the Corona virus. The doctor also told me to contact them if I notice any changes before I am seen. I guess I just want to air my worries as I’m feeling really anxious because I don’t know how long I’ll be waiting and if it is something serious the impact the waiting will have.
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posted by Shivers52
22 May 2020

Cervical cancer

Last reply: 11 days ago
Hi...I found it yesterday I have cervical cancer. It's treatable so I'm lucky. I'm just numb .. my Mum and sister both died last year from cancer 5 months apart. I was Mum's carer. I was also a healthcare assistant and now I fund myself being the patient. I'm scared of what's ahead..as in I'm scared of how well I'll be able to cope. Usually I'm fine with anything medical, the strong one, but now I just wish I had my Mum/ sister around to comfort me. I have brothers, all older, and good friends but I'm feeling alone deep down. Plus I'm trying to remain really positive for my second daughter who's due her first baby in September. Part of me wants to hide, part of me says the brave mask is best. I'm confused and quietly scared of what's ahead....
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posted by mariacarb
16 May 2020

Cancer and Covid visiting restrictions

Last reply: 18 days ago
Hi, my mum has stomach cancer and been given only several months to live. She is currently in hospital as she had a fall and broke several bones. I live abroad and because of the Covid-19 restrictions I can’t fly home. If I did manage to get a flight (there is talk of Ryanair starting up ) would I be able to visit her with a) the quarantine restrictions (14 days self isolation) that I might be under when I land back in Ireland and b) the hospital restrictions on no visitors. Can the gardai give me a waiver for quarantine in exceptional circumstances? She might be discharged home or to nursing home in a couple of weeks.. could I see her under those circumstances? I am very afraid she will die before I can manage to see her. Surely, if she is dying anyway, the Covid-19 risk to her is unimportant. This is really hard. Thanks
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posted by Marianne13
15 May 2020

Headaches and tinnitus type symptoms in right ear after ac chemo therapy.

Last reply: 20 days ago
Hi, I am being treated for metatistic breast cancer . I received 4th session of ac chemo therapy on Wednesday following an 8 week delay due to corona virus precautions. I have a very heavy feeling / headache and a tinnitus type sensation in my left ear. I experienced this on my 2nd session but not so much on my last on my last. My tummy is also sore, not painful. Any suggestions on how I might ease this..... it did ease slightly when I went out walking but came back after, Thank you so much
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posted by May-Marie
12 May 2020

Waiting for scan results

Last reply: 20 days ago
I had an MRI scan last Thursday which was about 2 months overdue -I am being monitored after having breast cancer last year -my question is how long is it usually before you get the results
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posted by sanbol
04 May 2020

my husband has cancer

Last reply: 9 days ago
HI I am looking for advice on how to prepare my daughter (9) years, for her dad and his condition. He is still in hospital. I have not talked about his cancer yet to her. I am still trying to deal with it myself. We are not able to visit him in hospital given the current situation. thanks
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