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posted by Nol
21 September 2022

Areola Restotation

Hi. I have recently had a double mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction. I do not now have any nipples. Is there anyone who can offer advice or recommendations on a tattoo artist in Ireland regarding getting areola restoration done. I'm aware I have to wait 12 months following surgery. Thank You.
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posted by Babyboo
07 August 2022

Implant/lipofilling after LD flap

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hey there, I had mastectomy and LD flap surgery last summer. The reconstructed breast is still smaller and I would like a bit more symmetry. Any advice on lipofilling /+ small implant- side effects of surgery etc, Any recommendations for nipple tattoo also? I have 2 toddlers so easy recovery would be ideal. Thanks
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posted by Aine
15 June 2022

Her2 positive breast cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Just finished my 3rd round of chemo for her2 positive breast cancer finding the weakness very hard I have 3 more rounds
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posted by Honeybee
07 June 2022

Pancreatic cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 25 th I will meet Dr Donal Maguire on June 21 at . Has anyone out there had this cancer and beaten it Caroline
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posted by Cancer Nurse
26 January 2022

Life and Cancer-Enhancing Survivorship

Hi Everyone We would just like to remind you about our patient education online workshop, Life and Cancer- Enhancing survivorship (LACES) The LACES course is a single session of approx. 2.5 hours duration and is delivered by The Irish Cancer Society’s specialist cancer nurses The aim of these workshops is to empower those who have gone through cancer treatment by providing them with information aimed at improving their quality of life. The workshops cover a wide variety of topics such as finances, food and drink, movement and exercise, mental health and wellbeing, body image and intimacy as well as   information about counselling and local cancer support centers. It also addresses ways around self- management and empowerment.  For more information about this service see https://www.cancer.ie/cancer-information-and-support/cancer-support/life-and-cancer-enhancing-survivorship/survivorship-education-laces If you would like to know more about this workshop  and are unsure if it is the right time for you, phone our nurses on our support line at 1800 200 700 and we can chat to you about it. Kind regards Cancer Nurse     
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posted by Alisha42
23 January 2022

Driving

Last reply: 7 months ago
Hi I had mascetomy and reconstruction 8 weeks ago but had to go back and have replacement boob done and lymnodes out when can I start driving feel ok and not on medication that cause me not to be able to drive
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posted by el1981
24 May 2021

TC chemo

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi so I had my 1st round of TC chemo last thurs which I am happy to be getting started with & puttin an end 2 this shit show ….thank god the side effects haven’t been bad …I took my anti sickness even though I wasn’t feelin ill as was told it’s easier 2 prevent the sickness than try getting on top of it …the muscle aches on day 3 in my legs was the worst 4m me but nurse said these could come 4m anti sickness injections ….they were more annoying than sore if that makes sense but I just took my pain killers n went 2 bed super early wit a hot water bottle under my legs & feel a lot better 2day thank god …..just wondering if anybody has any tips on gettin through if it does get worse as each cycle goes on Thanks
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posted by Cancer Nurse
27 May 2021

Living Well With and Beyond Cancer Conference 2021

Our free annual patient conference is taking place online next Wednesday, 2 June and Thursday, 3 June. A range of speakers will share their experiences, stories and expert knowledge on living well after a cancer diagnosis through a mix of virtual presentations, interactive workshops and Q&A sessions. The last year has been difficult for people affected by cancer and the uncertainty and isolation continues for many. We would encourage cancer patients, survivors and those that care for them to join us for this unique online event, all from the comfort of your own home. We will look at topics like self-care, healthy eating, exercise as well as advances in cancer treatment. We will also have a virtual exhibition area where you can view information and interact with a range of educational and practical exhibitors and cancer support services. Information about and registration for the conference can be found here.
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posted by Irish Cancer Society
17 May 2021

Update following HSE cyber attack

Hi everyone As a result of the cyber attack to the HSE site it has created a lot of anxiety for those diagnosed with cancer or waiting for test results. Here is a link to the HSE information regarding their advice. The following is the HSE specific information for those due to have radiotherapy  https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/5/cancer/news/cyber-attack-and-radiation-therapy.html Our support line is 1800 200 700 and you can speak to a cancer nurse here Mon- Fri 9-5pm Kind regards Cancer Nurse
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posted by Rolexwatch1
29 September 2020

Hair loss and tamoxifen

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi I am on tamoxifen 5yrs and I’m really losing my hair, I will be on tamoxifen for another few yrs., has anyone had this problem, and something worked for you
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