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posted by kransom
20 November 2022

Can you eat sushi while on chemotherapy?

Last reply: 2 days ago
I’ve read conflicting information and my nurse said to eat as you normally would if you can. But can you eat things like sushi, raw fish, seafood etc while on chemotherapy? Thanks!
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posted by Michellem
19 November 2022

Treatment for Breast Cancer James

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi, My mother was diagnosed with Metastatic breast cancer which has spread to her bones in her Spine. She is currently an in patient in Tallaght hospital due to illness & complications from her cancer. She has been waiting, for the last 4 weeks to go to the breast cancer centre in James for treatment but she is only being triaged at this stage. All scans, tests & histology was done in Tallaght but her cancer on her Spine is so extensive now I'm worried it will be too late for her to get proper treatment by the time they start. She has started on drugs that block estrogen and has been on those for a week. Her doctor told me yesterday that she can only get contact with the team in James via email, she can't get them on the phone which is unbelievable since she is a doctor! Just anxious for my Mam to start her treatment & wondering what can be done while all this time goes by. I feel a bit helpless as I thought anything to do with cancer would be treated as priority. My mother is 74 so maybe they prioritise younger women. I really don't know at this stage. Any help, Guidance or advice would be appreciated.
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posted by kransom
16 November 2022

Cold before chemo

Last reply: 14 days ago
I’m due to start my first chemotherapy on Friday 18th. I have a cold the last few days (today is Wednesday), no temperature just sniffles and a mild cough. Should I notify the hospital? Will I still be able to get chemo on Friday?
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posted by Mire
05 November 2022

Lymph node

Last reply: 23 days ago
Hi, I have had a swollen lymph node for a year or so it hasn't gotten bigger and it is rubbery to move. I am scared to go to gp. Recently had blood work done and all was fine. Can you have swollen lymph nodes that are not cancer. Thank you
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posted by JL
27 October 2022

Getting Biopsy result on Thursday next

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi I am getting a prostate biopsy result next Thursday. I only met my Uroligst once before MRI and was suprised I got a call for biopsy without any fedback on MRI . Radiologist was very nice etc but was very evacive when I asked about MRI score. It was explained to me that I would only get a biopsy if MRI was 4/5. While I think I can accept what ever the outcome is, I am the type of person who likes lots of information. Is there a list of questions I should bring to appointment. In the letter I was advised to bring somebody with me to the appointment. The letter was standard, so may have no relevance. My preference is to go on my own. My wife who would be very good at the meeting would like to attend but will respect my choice. Any advice. PS I am 61 and this is my first time being a patient. Thanks John
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posted by mariem
24 October 2022

Tamoxifen and facial hair

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I was just wondering has anyone on tamoxifen experienced an increase in soft facial hair? I started tamoxifen about 10 weeks ago (after chemo and radio) and just recently noticed increased fluff on the sides of my face. It’s nearly growing faster than my head hair which seems a bit unfair! Could it be the change in hormones?
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posted by Fifil
22 October 2022

Hair loss

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi, can cancer patients use Biotin shampoo? Someone I know was using it before his diagnosis to prevent male pattern baldness. He has continued though out chemo and radiotherapy. Is that ok?
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posted by oldblueeyes
03 October 2022

Tdm1

Last reply: 1 month ago
Any Irish group for tdm1 ladies ie tdm1 indefinetly and with children feel I don’t belong in any forum
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posted by lovelife
29 August 2022

Breast cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Had radiotherapy last April had problems breathing last week sent to A&e we’re I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis caused by radiotherapy.. I am very distressed as information doesn’t seem to be available and what I’m reading on internet is awful
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posted by parky
29 August 2022

Prostate biopsy

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi, I have received an appointment to go for a prostate biopsy. Any advice on the procedure or what to expect? Feeling very anxious about it.
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