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posted by Aine
30 June 2022

Her2 positive breast cancer

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi I am getting my round 4 of chemo on Monday for her2 positive breast cancer but I haven lost my eye lashes or brows and my hair seems to be growing back does this mean the treatment is not work I am so worried also I have an achy feeling in my breast and under my arm
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posted by Beechfield34
12 June 2022

Lump

Last reply: 18 days ago
Hi. I finished treatment for triple negative cancer in Feb. Follow on mammogram last April. Came back clear. Told the doctors I was sore. They said it’s normal after lumpectomy and radiotherapy. I pushed it and asked for an ultrasound. Got it last Thursday . They did two biopsies - one on the scar tissue and one on another lump they could see. The lump is away from the breast and couldn’t be seen on the mammogram . Scary. Other than a recurrence what other lumps could be in the breast? I’m worried sick
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posted by pamy
30 May 2022

Tamoxifen

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi I've been taking tamoxifen for the last 3 months & the last 2 weeks I've been getting joint pain every day. Pain, inflammation & swelling in my hands. Hip pain, sore knees & feet. It can be very painful. Does anyone know if these side effects go away or what can help them.
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posted by Deirdre4791
19 May 2022

Triple assessment

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi. I found a lump.Female48 Doc thinks it might be a blocked duct. Sent referral letter on the Thursday.. I got a call to come the following Wednesday for an assessment. A mammogram would have been done that afternoon following the initial assessment but there was a radiographer after ringing in sick. So, they said they would write out. I got an appointment in the post, inviting me to appointment on 1.6.2022,(initial appt on 27th April). Can I take comfort that it might not be urgent as there was a 5 week delay.? Also, is the triple assessment standard for all lumps, or should that make me worry. I am trying not to be worried, but I have discomfort and wonder should I have fought for an earlier appointment? I have been trying to research these questions but not getting many answers.. Kind regards Deirdre 0860668715
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posted by BerM
05 May 2022

Letrozole

Last reply: 1 month ago
I've been taking Letrozole for 6 months now. I finished Herceptin 3 weeks ago ( having had chemo, surgery and radiation). I have a lot of soreness in my upper legs, they feel very heavy most of the time. This seems to be getting worse instead of better. Should this improve now that I have finished Herceptin? Should I just live with the pain and keep walking? Any supplements I could take to help? Thanks.
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posted by libra1975
13 April 2022

Shampoo during chemo

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello, I had my first chemo last week, 2nd tomorrow. I have cut my hair really short. I was just wondering what kind of shampoo is recommended? I have read baby shampoo, but also heard it is too alkaline and a pH neutral one is better. Also, after hair loss, do you still shampoo your head? Any advice is greatly appreciated
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posted by jeano
25 March 2022

Diarrhea with prostate cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
My father is stage 4 Prostate cancer but doing very well on hormone treatment. However he as at least one bout of diarrhoea a day - fi you know what is causing this and do you have any suggestions for what he might do to alleviate it. Thank you for your time, Jean
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posted by Sons
07 March 2022

Papillary thyroid cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hello I was diagnosed before Xmas with papillary thyroid cancer I had the lump removed which was 5.8 cm and left lobe after biopsy came back as papillary cancer . I had the rest of my thyroid removed last Thursday the 3rd March that has now gone for biopsy. I am just wondering can this biopsy come back as a different cancer ? I am very confused with it all and have to wait 2 wks for results. I’m 40 yrs of age and have young kids so I’m stressing over this . I have been told I will prob need rai therapy but have to wait on these results . Any information will be great full . Regards Sonya .
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posted by libra1975
07 March 2022

Start of chemo

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi, I had my lumpectomy 4 weeks ago and still haven't heard from oncology. I asked the breast nurse about it, she said they'll be in touch soon. Is that normal? The waiting is driving me crazy, I just want to start treatment.
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posted by Ferntree
26 February 2022

Face flushed after first chemo session

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hello Any advice or experience please. I’ve had treatment one of Taxotere 1 hour and ½ hour cyclopophosphamide yesterday. My face is badly flushed, Slight neasea and slight breathlessness. No doctor on the oncology ward now. Referred to A&E which I don’t see as viable. Just don’t know what I’m dealing with. Thank you
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