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posted by tara c
20 January 2021

Nipple tattooing

Last reply: 47 minutes ago
Hi all, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer two years ago at the age of 21. I had the standard treatment including mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with an implant. I have been considering getting a nipple/ areola tattoo and I found a tattooist called Aisling mahon in Kildare. I was wondering has anyone else opted to get a nipple tattoo and if so, were they satisfied with the result? Thank you, Tara.
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posted by Hope59
15 January 2021

i want to connect with Lung Cancer fighter

I am Hope 59 I want to connect with someone who is in shock at their diagnosis ....November had surgery....now having Chemo finding the whole thing terrifying want to hear about someone like me and how perhaps we can try and help each on the the only road we can entertain......the one of Hope....finding nights the worse. Please connect there must be others just like me.
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posted by Margaret57
13 January 2021

Stem cell transplant

Last reply: 3 days ago
Hi. I am waiting to have a Stem Cell Transplant. Using my own stem cells. I would like to get some advice from someone who has had this type of transplant. I have Myeloma Thank you.
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posted by lorrainemay79
12 January 2021

Breast cancer

Last reply: 15 hours ago
Hi, I am 41 and have diagnose with oestrogen positive breast cancer. I have been prescribed tomaxifen and Zoladex. Has anyone had the same treatment? Also when is the best time to take tamoxifen?
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posted by cara74
10 January 2021

tamoxifen and bruising

hi been on tamoxifen for over a year now and from time to time ive noticed bruises but cant remeber and injury!?! tonight u have a big bruise on my elbow..looks like i fell on it and i definitely did not injure it..has anyone any side effecs like this from tamoxifen?
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posted by cal89x
08 January 2021

Appointment wait

Last reply: 1 day ago
Hi all, 4 weeks ago I went to my doctor with a new area of lumpy tissue that was not normal. I am 31 years of age have no other symptoms and my doctor does not seem concerned at all as she told me so. My mam suffers with breasts cysts a lot and we don’t have breast cancer in the family. A referral letter has been sent but marked as non urgent. I rang the hospital today and because I am non urgent my wait could be a couple of months as the list is getting longer. I am a tad anxious but the what if and unknown is always in the back of my mind. Just wondering has anyone been in the same situation or know how long the waiting list is? I am based in cork. I am thinking of asking the doctor to send the letter privately and I will pay whatever the cost it. Thanks a million
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posted by cal89x
08 January 2021

Waiting Times

Hi all, 4 weeks ago I went to my doctor with a new area of lumpy tissue that was not normal. I am 31 years of age have no other symptoms and my doctor does not seem concerned at all as she told me so. My mam suffers with breasts cysts a lot and we don’t have breast cancer in the family. A referral letter has been sent but marked as non urgent. I rang the hospital today and because I am non urgent my wait could be a couple of months as the list is getting longer. I am a tad anxious but the what if and unknown is always in the back of my mind. Just wondering has anyone been in the same situation or know how long the waiting list is? I am based in cork. I am thinking of asking the doctor to send the letter privately and I will pay whatever the cost it. Thanks a million
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posted by LisaJH
07 January 2021

Hot Flushes / menopause

Last reply: 10 days ago
I am 43and have stage 2 breast cancer, I just finished chemo last Monday. I haven’t had a period for months which I was told to expect and have been experiencing intense hot flushes and night sweats for about a month. While I know chemo is the cause of this, I’m just wondering if it will continue now I am not on chemo anymore or if the menopause I’m starting will reverse itself? Has anyone had any experience of this?
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posted by ciarao
03 January 2021

Shielding after treatment

Last reply: 10 days ago
Hi Does anyone know should you shield after completIng chemo/ retuxamab infusions 1.5 years ago. In the uk it states if your not more than 2 years in remission you should shield. It’s v confusing.
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posted by SM_2020
03 January 2021

Genetic testing

Last reply: 17 days ago
Hi everyone, My Mum was recently diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer and her oncologist recommended genetic testing. Bloods for this were sent off for lab assessment a few months ago but no results yet. Has anyone has experience of this? I'm very anxious, obviously caring for Mum but also worried about possibility that there's a genetic element to her illness too, raising my risk. Anyone know about time frame for test results, full process etc?
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