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posted by Deirdre4791
19 May 2022

Triple assessment

Last reply: 7 days 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: 8 days 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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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posted by Ferntree
20 February 2022

Pain after Axillary clearance

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hello, I’m away at the moment otherwise would seek medical assistance. Had axillary clearance done Jan 10 but my under arm is still frozen and upper arm feels Like it has an elastic band around it. I’ve been doing the physio exercises consistently but there’s no change. I start chemo next Friday. Am I ready for it? Will my arm ever improve? I’ve no idea what to expect. Really appreciate any input or shared experience. Thank you
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posted by libra1975
17 February 2022

Having a drink

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hello, I am 46 and was diagnosed with breast cancer recently. 9 days ago I had lumpectomy. All is healing well. Today I got the great news that my lymph nodes are negative. So I am wondering if it is OK to have a drink tonight to celebrate? Not going mad, but 2 glasses of wine. Any advice be welcome.
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posted by Ferntree
13 February 2022

Chemo after axillary clearance

Last reply: 3 months ago
I’ve had a lumpectomy and axillary clearance in early January. My focus now is physio as I don’t have full flexibility in my arm. It’s been a slow recovery. I sleep two hours during the day. I’m dreading chemo as in my heart I don’t think it’s the right thing to do - I dread the long term risk of chemo fog and fatigue. Are there any other viable options available?
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