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posted by socialdancer
03 May 2020

Skin care during radiotherapy

Last reply: 28 days 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 13 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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posted by samantha
17 March 2020

Lump on breast

Last reply: 13 days ago
Hi I’m wondering can anybody give some advice, I found a lump on my breast 4 weeks ago. Went to my doctor straight away she said she was referring me to st James and marking it as urgent and I would been seen in 2weeks, a week and a half went by and I heard nothing so I ring the doctor back turns out she didn’t send the referral and only sent it 2 weeks ago, I rang James hospital and they said it will be 8 weeks before I’m seen I forgot to mention I’m a brca 1 gene carrier this seems to make no difference I explained to the receptionist in st James my case but she didn’t seem to bothered, now I’m panicking that I won’t be seen at all with all the corna virus and not been allowed into hospitals, I’m going out of my mind with worry, any advice would be greatly appreciated
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posted by May-Marie
11 March 2020

Mammogram

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi I am hoping to find out whether u get the results of your mammogram straight away or not -this will be my first one after a year long treatment for breast cancer
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posted by sarahq
06 March 2020

Preventative masectomy, looking for advice or info

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi All, I am a childhood cancer survivor. I had Hodgkins at 16 and am now 37, I have been screened with MRIs for breast cancer for the past 3 years. Last week I met with the family clinic and they recommended preventative double mastectomy. I have asked to keep being screened for 2 more years to get my head around it and to get fit for it. I'm looking for anyone who has been through this and any help they could give me regarding finding supports for the mental and physical journey. Thanks a million!
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posted by dotgos
10 March 2020

Taxol and liver enzymes

Hi all I have had 6 cycles of taxol and my liver enzymes have risen to a very high level over last few weeks. I was told on Thursday that I would not be getting my taxol, just my herceptin was given. The nurse mentioned that I might need a liver ultrasound, which had sent me into a panic. I am for repeat bloods and hope to get a plan this week . Has anyone any experience with this kind of interruption to their weekly taxol, any advice welcome. Good luck to all receiving treatment, especially at this worrying time with corona virus, Thanks , Dotgos
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posted by Lena
06 March 2020

Fatigue

Hi I am one year and 7 months after my ops for breast cancer, 5 months ago I had a mini stroke. Is it normal to still suffer with fatigue after this time. I also find I get very tetchy coming up towards my next mammogram etc. Does anyone else find these problems of fatigue and moodiness?
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posted by thinlizzy1979
21 February 2020

Biopsy results

Last reply: 3 months ago
So I bumped my breast on the top of a hard chair about 6 weeks ago, it def hurt at the time but I soon forgot about it. About a week later I got a really sharp pain at the site and when I put my hand to it I could feel a swelling, on further investigation I could feel a sort of long ropey lump. Went to gp and she advised wait til after period to see if it went away. Didn’t go away so I was referred to Breast clinic although gp said it was prob nothing and didn’t refer me as urgent, I didn’t want to wait so I decided to pay privately and was seen within a week. Anyway, consultant examined me, said that i had similar lumpiness in other breast just not as prominent, but would send me for mammogram and ultrasound. I have very dense breast’s so when she did ultrasound she said that although the lump looked cystic it wasn’t clear so she wanted to do a biopsy, she also mentioned haematoma? Well I was not expecting this and got very upset, when I went back in to the consultant there was a cancer nurse there and he said that I would have to wait for the results to be sure, but he did clearly say that it might still be all clear and that she had scanned my lymph nodes and they were clear which is a good sign? Sorry for the long post, just wondering if anyone has been through the same or if this sounds good or bad.
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