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posted by Star10
21 September 2022

Travel insurance

Could anyone recommend a company that provides holiday travel insurance for someone with cancer in Ireland please?
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posted by Catlover
24 August 2022

Recovering from Treatment

Last reply: 28 days ago
Hello I finished treatment for Breast Cancer last April 2021. I had Chemotherapy and Radiation. I still have a lot of tiredness. I would really appreciate it if anybody who has gone through the same thing could give me advise about this.
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posted by andyocallaghan
21 August 2022

Stress dealing with my wife's cancer

Last reply: 30 days ago
Hello...first post! My wife is in the middle of phase 1 chemo for Leukaemia. She is six weeks into the treatment. I was doing well initially, occupying myself with housework etc., But last weekend, I hit a just crept up on me. I went from sleeping well to having a lot of difficulty.... I've tried sleeping tablets or relaxants, but no joy so far.... Plenty of pain/stomach aches etc., and feeling very anxious... Just wondering if anyone else here has had these symptoms, and any suggestions to break this cycle.... Many thanks for any help that can be offered Andy
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posted by twig88
13 August 2022

Breast cancer & pregnant

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hey, I am 23 weeks pregnant and got the news at 19 weeks that I have breast cancer. I’m post op….lumpectomy and lymph node removal and got the good news today that nodes and margins are clear. I am now facing the journey down the chemotherapy road and just wanted to see if there are any women on here who are pregnant or who had been pregnant while going through chemo? X
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posted by chellh
09 August 2022

Mm cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi my mam has recently been diagnosed with mm cancer I just want to talk to people who are in the same predicament as I am. I live in wexford she lives in Cork so I don't get to see her that often .I feel so useless that I can't be there for her
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posted by tesssa
06 June 2022

Breast surgery

Last reply: 3 months ago
Tomorrow I am going to have a breast lump removed at st Vincent's hospital and I am very scared, has anyone had this type of procedure and can share their experience?
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posted by Tammy001
01 May 2022

Cancer Advanced

Last reply: 4 months ago
My father was diagnosed quiet recently with stage 4 advanced bowel cancer which is in his liver lungs and lymph nodes, he had a stoma bag fitted for the bowel, the oncology team said chemo would kill him so won't give, he has terrible back pain and we are in shock and helpless, he is in hospital but sometimes is incoherent and trying to get to speak to a nurse or doctor on the ward is difficult, we had to do all the chasing for answers as no team would call us or meet us, I am angry and upset, I'd appreciate any advice or help please
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posted by lotus
15 April 2022

Wait for Radiotherapy

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi, I am just wondering if anyone is experiencing long waits for radiotherapy treatment? I have health insurance, so going privately, but it has now been 13 weeks since my surgery and no date yet. I had the CT planning appt 2 weeks ago but they said it would be another 3-4 weeks before I heard anything. I am anxious about the delay - I was never told initially that there would be any delays and had to keep calling week after week only to be told I was in ‘the pile’ and they couldn’t give any idea of time scale. Is this the normal? Could I have had radiotherapy quicker in another centre?
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posted by madz72
21 February 2022

The wait

Last reply: 6 months ago
Hi, I’m new to the forum. I was referred to the breast clinic today in Galway.. Gp said wait time about 2 weeks, I called the clinic and they are saying up to 8 because of Covid backlog…. My question is to everyone that has had to wait for an appointment, how do you manage, I have been in bits all day and have no idea how to handle this, thankyou
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posted by irelanduk
24 January 2022

Chest CT / called for full body

Last reply: 7 months ago
Hi there, my Dad was sent for a chest scan and received a letter requiring him to attend a full body scan. Can we presume something was found in chests scan? No correspondence from consultant, has follow up appointment in March. It's a long wait...
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