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posted by lizzie.a
27 October 2021

Newly Diagnosed

Last reply: 25 days ago
I've just been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. I've been referred to the specialist team in St. Vincents. I have received an appointment for a pep scan, at the end of November. This is about a 5 week wait and I'm wondering is this the normal wait time? I'm quite anxious at the thought of the wait and feel I'm in limbo at the moment!
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posted by michellew12
23 October 2021

Dad newly diagnosed

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi everyone, new to this. My dad has very recently being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. My main reason for posting is looking for advice on how to tell my daughter who is 11 and very close to him. Has always being a healthy man so this has being a very sudden and massive shock to us all. Thanks
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posted by turtlepower
21 October 2021

PET-CT scan wait time

Last reply: 30 days ago
Hi everyone, my Mum has been diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer this week. She is waiting for her medical insurance sign off on a PET-CT so the hospital can stage her cancer (we know it is in her lymph nodes). We have been told this can take 4-6 weeks to get a scan date and all forms signed. It is being looked after by her consultant. This seems really long to me, is this normal? Thank you
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posted by moss54
04 October 2021

Lung cancer, brain tumours

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi my name is mossie, has anyone here gotten brain toumours after getting lung toumour
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posted by pauliii
03 October 2021

Stomach Cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hello all, My husband, 43, has been diagnosed with a stage 4 gastric Cancer last week! We were shocked as he had no symptoms other thank an occasional heartburn. We were told it was probably caught early given his young age, no symptoms and general good health. How I wish that was true! Last week the scans showed it has spread to the abdomen area and we were told it is no longer operable! Here I am writing to you desperate! We have three kids age 12 and under (youngest is 1.5). We are both foreigners living in ireland for 15 years now and have no family here! I am terrified of what is to come 😱😱😭😭😭
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posted by Olivia
21 September 2021

Stage 3 Breast Cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi I found a lump in my breast about 6 weeks ago and was diagnosed yesterday with Stage 3 breast cancer and was told is an agressive type. I was quite surprised as I thought I had caught this early but I had also been down to my doctor with excruitating back pain and before I was diagnosed he thought it might be arithis. I had been waiting for a scan for my back but now the cancer has been diagnosed I am awaiting on a scan on my back to see if it has spread. Just wondering has anyone been through anything similar.
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posted by Mary5610
15 September 2021

Rare Tongue Tumour

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello, Has anyone experienced a rare tongue tumor at the back of their tongue?
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posted by Calico
06 September 2021

Stage IV TNBC

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I may as well jump right in. My mother received a stage 4 TNBC diagnosis a couple of months ago...two small tumours on her lungs. She's mid seventies. I recently committed the cardinal sin of researching her diagnosis on Google and am sick with worry as a result. I know this is the most aggressive type of BC with limited treatment options compared to other BCs. She has started on oral chemo and radiation but I know the long term prognosis is very poor (12% five year survival rate). Her medical team have not explained the aggressive nature of this cancer with her and course I am keeping my fears to myself. I guess I was wondering if anyone had any advice for the journey ahead? There are so few positive stories for this type of cancer. It seems that nobody survives this diagnosis for very long. I don't know what to do. I'm desperately trying to stay positive but I just don't see how. I can't eat or sleep. Are there trials in Ireland that she could participate in? Anyway....thanks for reading and best wishes to you all.
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posted by treasa77
04 September 2021

Breast Cancer. Double Massectomy.

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi. Just found out two days ago that there were a few very small lumps in one breast. It was only picked up on mri. Mammogram didn't pick up. I have a strong family history of breast cancer so they're recommending removing the full breast. The other breast is totally healthy but their advice is to take that too. I agreed but the reality definitely hasn't sunk in. I'm back in next week to discuss implants etc. Just wondering if anyone was in the same boat or had any advice.
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posted by hope47
03 September 2021

Tamoxifen - how was it for you

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, I was diagnosed with ER+ recently, had surgery but don’t require radiation or chemo. I’m beginning tamoxifen very soon and interested to know how people have been on it. I’m premenopausal, and generally very fit and healthy. Thanks 🙏🏻 😊
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