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posted by Irish Cancer Society
22 October 2020

Are you feeling lonely and anxious about your cancer with COVID 19?

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis in normal times can have a huge impact on you. It’s common and understandable to experience emotions such as shock, sadness, anger, fear, worry and loneliness. Read the first of our Support Line blog posts written by one of our cancer nurses here - https://www.cancer.ie/about-us/news/are-you-feeling-lonely-and-anxious-about-your-cancer-with-covid-19
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posted by EmDela
17 October 2020

Biopsy Resultd

Last reply: 1 day ago
Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me. I had surgery almost 4 weeks ago to remove a tumor from my abdomen. No biopsy was done in advance as it was growing quickly and consultant didn’t want to delay removal. I was told to expect results within a week. To date nothing... I was updated that they are waiting for the immunohistopathology results before report completed but that was over a week ago. Has anyone experienced similar delays? And, if so, how long? Thanks so much.
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posted by just_me
11 October 2020

TCHP CHEMO

Last reply: 5 days ago
Hi. I just want to hear of other peoples experiences with TCHP chemo. I'm day 10 after my first round and my heartrate increases every few hours. It makes me feel very anxious. Professor Walsh did say it could happen but does anyone know if this will continue to happen through out treatment?
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posted by ladybird
26 August 2020

Children going back to school

Last reply: 1 month ago
Anyone else in a panic about kids going back to school. I haven’t started chemo yet. Son starting back to school tomorrow and I am a nervous wreck. I am in a county that has relatively low numbers. But I still wonder should I keep them at home. Although he has commented that he will wear 20 masks if it means he can go back to school.
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posted by ladybird
08 August 2020

Diagnosed breast cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
I have been diagnosed with cancer originally it appeared on scans to be very small but surgery showed it to be 4.5cm and in 2 biopsied lymph nodes. So now have to do chemo which scare What do I need todo to prepare.
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posted by shanec02
11 July 2020

Lymphoma Survival Rates

Last reply: 3 months ago
Id like some information on the survival rates of Lymphoma,as I have a lump/swelling under my right ear and a ball under my chin about 2-3cm,Any advice or anything to ease the mind.
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posted by gbl2020
18 June 2020

Waiting for histology report

Last reply: 4 months ago
I went for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy on 15th may. I was told just before the procedure taht my gp would be notified of results and no follow up consultation would be necessary. I sort of remember afterwards nurse saying they took some biopises which was routine. About 10 days later i got a letter for an appointment at the gastro clinic. I called up my doctor to see if he got my results. He said that my colonoscopy was clear but that there were biopsies from my gastroscopy being sent for further tests (histology). Its now 4 weeks since my procedure and i called my doctor and they still havent the report. My appointment at gastro clinic isnt till another 4 weeks. The waiting is driving me nuts. Is this normal? Is there anyway to get my results before my appointment?
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posted by cove1951
03 June 2020

Cancer Diagnosis over the phone during covid

Last reply: 3 months ago
I just wondering if anyone has had a diagnosis presented to them over the phone due to the covid crisis. I am a cancer survivor who had a scan recently due to onset symptoms and was due to see my oncologist this coming Friday for the results. I received a call today to say my oncologist will be calling me by phone due to covid.
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posted by SB8715
30 May 2020

Risk reduction

Hi, I just wanted to share with anyone who might be worried about undergoing removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes. I had both ovaries and tubes removed on Tuesday and am now on Saturday, four days post op. I had the surgery done as a preventative measure due to a very high family risk of breast and ovarian cancer. I am feeling great post the procedure - tired and sore - but great. I was lost menopause pre surgery which obviously helps, however please dont be scared if you need to have the surgery - it's all absolutely fine. If anyone has any questions on the procedure or anything connected with this just ask me and I will be happy to share.
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posted by shaz
07 April 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 6 months ago
Hi folks hope you are all having a good day and keeping well. I've just come from my hospital appointment. I got the dressing changed and healing well but the drains remain in for another week. I recieved my treatment plan. I have to start Chemo in 3 week for 6 months followed by 6 weeks of radiothearphy. I'm trying to get my head around all of this imformation. I have to meet the Chemo team Wed in prep for Chemo. Just hope I have the strenght to fight this. Hugs Sha x
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