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posted by Catherine Kiely
30 July 2020

Taxol

Last reply: 11 days ago
I had my first cycle of Taxol on Wednesday last week. Had 4 cycles of AC previous to that. Tough days were had. I'd read that taxol is a walk in the park after AC. Not for me. Suffered horrendous bone and joint pain along with pelvic pain from 2pm two days after taxol. I had to contact Oncology ward to seek advice Re pain management. Upped oxynorm every 2 to 4 hours, it barely touched the surface of the pain. Sleeping tablets were the only way I could get sleep. Meeting with a Registrar tomorrow to discuss my options, lower dose, weekly dose instead of 2 weekly. I just know I could never face that pain again. Saves to say don't believe everything you read as we are all different. I can't help but think I've had 4Ac, 1 taxol, do I really need to put my body through more of this, as it's an insurance kind of treatment to make sure the cancer is wiped out. I know I'm wiped out. Let's see what tomorrow's discussion brings to the table.
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posted by Flowers
28 July 2020

Capsular Contractor of Breast Implant and Breast Implant Illness.

Would be interested in hearing from anyone that has had their breast implant removed because of Capsular Contractor and have not had the implant replaced. Also, anyone that has been diagnosed with Breast Implant illness?
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posted by aoibh92
07 July 2020

Breast lump and worried about what my insurance covers

Last reply: 28 days ago
Hi, I am 27 and noticed a small lump in my breast in May. On the 17th of June I saw my GP as the lump had grown. She referred me to the Breast Clinic and marked my referral as urgent and said that I should be seen within 2 weeks usually, but it may take a little longer with Covid etc. I rang the clinic last week, 2 weeks after having been referred, as I still had no appointment and they weren't able to tell me when I would get one. I am worried about this lump so I rang the GP again and asked if she could refer me privately, which she did on the 2nd of July. I now have an appointment for the 15th of July privately and still have no public appointment. I am trying to figure out the following: - If I attend the consultant privately does that mean that if I require further treatment after the initial visit it would all be done privately? - If so how do I go about figuring out what my insurance would cover or not? Any advice very much appreciated, Aoibh
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posted by greatfulheart
30 June 2020

Lump in lymph node

Hi, It is my first time writing a post on here sending healing vibes to everyone ♡ I'm just wondering is anyone else waiting for mammogram results I know it says within 3 weeks its 4 weeks now I rang my doctor to see if he received the results but he didn't yet. I have the lump since December my first test was cancelled due to Covid I got a new date for the 2nd June which I'm grateful for in these hard times. I just wondering would this be long to wait. Thanks for any information ♡
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posted by Girlslikeme
22 June 2020

After treatment follow up

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi, I had a lumpectomy in Dec 19, chemo Jan and radiation in April.i was really lucky my treatment progressed normally and uninterrupted by COVID 19. The follow up now though is to be seen in June by Radiotherapist, then July by Oncologist and finally next Dec by Breast Surgeon (12 months later) . What is the usual policy for post treatment follow up and also wondering as people ask me : am I going for scans and I’ve no appointment as such bar above. Also some survivors have had PET and CT scans, is this usual in most hospitals ? Otherwise I’m recovering very well, hair and energy is starting to improve. Thanks Ladies, P.
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posted by EmmieP
17 June 2020

Rethinking my reconstruction

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi all. New to the forum! Diagnosed with breast cancer 2.5 years ago, single mastectomy and my chemo treatment, which I finished 18 months ago. Still on the wait list for a reconstruction. I’ve been thinking a lot about moving forward and I’m reconsidering having the reconstruction at all. Has anyone been in similar situation? Anyone not had a Reconstruction done and regretting it or happy with their decision? Any thoughts would be a help! Thank you x
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posted by socialdancer
03 May 2020

Skin care during radiotherapy

Last reply: 3 months ago
I had a partial mastectomy on 18th March. Thankfully I do not need chemo and will shortly have a two week course of radiotherapy. Has anyone got any recommendations on how to take care of the skin on my breast during and after the treatment?
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posted by Girlslikeme
01 April 2020

Node removal and cording

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hello all, Anyone have any experience of cording after removal of node ? Thanks
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posted by Dirreen
24 March 2020

Commencing chemo

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi I'm starting chemo next Tuesday . 7 weeks post OP lumpectomy and full axillary clearance. Anxiety is at all time high especially with covid 19. Any words of wisdom much appreciated .
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posted by finno99
24 March 2020

breast lump

Last reply: 19 days ago
Hi I found a small lump in my right breast which my GP found straight away and gave me an urgent referral for the Mater Hospital, this was on the 12th March, i rang the breast clinic in the Mater Hospital and was told due to the ongoing Corona Virus all appointments have been paused for the time being and that referrals are being looked at. This is a very worrying time for everyone and I completely understand that resources are needed to help with the Corona Virus but does this mean all other urgent medical appointments and screenings such as breast lumps are not being done at the moment. Honestly going out of my mind worrying and the wait is awful, thank you.
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