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posted by Irish Cancer Society
22 October 2020

Are you feeling lonely and anxious about your cancer with COVID 19?

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis in normal times can have a huge impact on you. It’s common and understandable to experience emotions such as shock, sadness, anger, fear, worry and loneliness. Read the first of our Support Line blog posts written by one of our cancer nurses here - https://www.cancer.ie/about-us/news/are-you-feeling-lonely-and-anxious-about-your-cancer-with-covid-19
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posted by Cora Lawless. . . .
18 October 2020

Non hodgkin lymphoma

Last reply: 5 days ago
I've been given months Diagnosed October last year Had R-Chop and R-Ice - both failed Now on palliative/maintenance chemotherapy What does all this mean for me ? Regards Cora Lawless and Thank you.
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posted by Bar15
17 October 2020

No communication in over 4 weeks

Last reply: 5 days ago
Hi. My 83 year mum went for a bone marrow biopsy 4 weeks ago now. She had multiple myeloma over 10 years ago and they now believed it has returned. We were told that the bone marrow biopsy would be back in 2-3 weeks and we have heard nothing from her consultant or team. I feel from day 1, there was very poor communication and care this time round. Its incredibly stressful, especially with the correct situation. Who or how can I get information from her consultant and what's the time line from tests - diagnosis - treatment??
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posted by EmDela
17 October 2020

Biopsy Resultd

Last reply: 1 day ago
Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me. I had surgery almost 4 weeks ago to remove a tumor from my abdomen. No biopsy was done in advance as it was growing quickly and consultant didn’t want to delay removal. I was told to expect results within a week. To date nothing... I was updated that they are waiting for the immunohistopathology results before report completed but that was over a week ago. Has anyone experienced similar delays? And, if so, how long? Thanks so much.
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posted by vorm5
16 October 2020

Biopsy results

Last reply: 4 days ago
I’ve had a biopsy to remove a mole and was told my GP would let me know the results in 4/5 weeks. I receive a letter from the hospital five days after my biopsy to say that I am due a review appointment in a month. I was meant to have the review appointment in two months. When I rang to find out why my appointment had been changed, I was informed that the consultant had asked for it to be moved up to a sooner date to recieve my biopsy results. Now I am worried it could be bad news, anyone ever go through something similar? Any advice would be amazing. I know I shouldn’t focus on a negative outlook but I’m so worried.
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posted by Mrs G
15 October 2020

Vit C and Berberine

Last reply: 8 days ago
Hi All, My husband was last month diagnosed with cancer when he was sent to hospital with suspected pneumonia. He is in his 30’s, has never smoked, always been healthy and so far we are still waiting on biopsy results to determine primary cause but the doctors commenced him on an “aggressive” chemo course 2 weeks ago instead of waiting. I am desperate to help him in any way i can and am reading a book called “how to starve cancer” and am keen to get him some good quality berberine which seems to be proven to work well with chemo. Also intravenous vitamin C has been shown to have massive benefits but i can only find a couple of clinics online in Ireland and i wonder if anyone here has experience with using either of these treatments in conjunction with chemo? And if so can you recommend a good brand and stockist of Berberine and a reputable intravenous vitamin c clinic? Many thanks for reading.
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posted by just_me
11 October 2020

TCHP CHEMO

Last reply: 5 days ago
Hi. I just want to hear of other peoples experiences with TCHP chemo. I'm day 10 after my first round and my heartrate increases every few hours. It makes me feel very anxious. Professor Walsh did say it could happen but does anyone know if this will continue to happen through out treatment?
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posted by oldblueeyes
10 October 2020

Breast abscess 48

Last reply: 5 days ago
Gp referred to breast clinic as he thought abscess in left breast so have antibiotics etc have osteoarthritis since twenties so thought soreness was that am very surprised as 48 and long finished babies but know I’m menopause but still a little worry as My left boob lump but no discharge red and stuck downward have no temp just fatigue ..wish I knew this bout menopause as a little worry have apt v soon feel a bit silly
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posted by Salvatore1864
09 October 2020

Breast lump and pain

Last reply: 12 days ago
Hi, I am 31.In may I found a lump in my right breast.I had it checked out at a women's health clinic.The doctor was very confident that it is fibroademoma but said she would refer me to the nreast clinic to confirm. I called the hospital the other day as I had not yet received an appointment.The horse told me that I had not been triaged as urgent but given that my mother has had breast cancer she would get me an appointment.Inow have that appointment for early November. In the last couple of days I have started having pain in the breast,collar bone area and down my arm.Mybe that's is just stress but I have read it usually means an advanced breast cancer that has spread to the lungs and now I am terrified. In your experience just how worrying is this type of pain?
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posted by carac
03 October 2020

How to know when your react to go back to ok

Last reply: 17 days ago
Hi I had triple positive breast cancer so gone through surgery (March), 12 sessions chemo, 4 weeks radiotherapy and ongoing herceptin and tamoxifen. Still having loads of fatigue, joint pain etc Just thinking about future and want anyone experience about when I could consider going back to work. It’s difficult in COVID times to get a real sense of how long this will take - just frustrated to get back to ordinary life again Any advice??
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