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posted by lorrainemay79
12 January 2021

Breast cancer

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi, I am 41 and have diagnose with oestrogen positive breast cancer. I have been prescribed tomaxifen and Zoladex. Has anyone had the same treatment? Also when is the best time to take tamoxifen?
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posted by 2020vision
10 December 2020

nasopharyngeal cancer

Hi there, I got diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer on 28 Oct and have started treatment 3 Dec - for 35 treatments including 1 day each week of chemotherapy. In 2018 I had a virus which led me to have a dull hearing in my left ear and a runny nose. 2 years later I have a 43mm tumour in the nose cavity and has travelled to lymph nodes in neck. Its a rare cancer and I hope I can get shut of it this way. does anyone have anything like this?
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posted by Pete47
28 November 2020

Esophagal cancer

Last reply: 18 days ago
Hi everyone My name is Peter and I'm 47 , I was diagnosed with esophagal cancer yesterday, I also have some suspicious spots on my liver that needs checking. I'm waiting to be referred to Mercy hospital in Cork. I made the mistake of googling everything and I'm absolutely terrified and feel as I'm falling apart at the seems. Please any advice would greatly be appreciated. 😥😥
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posted by Michael Leahy
28 November 2020

Thyroid cancer and big operation

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi All 40 year old male with papillary thyroid cancer , had spread to lymph nodes so needed a big operation to remove thyroid and lymph nodes in chest I am two weeks post op and recovering well physically but i am so depressed and anxious. I am on anti depressants for a few years and was doing really well but now im very low. My wife is really supportive and my GP wants to increase my SSRI dose which i will be doing but i have no appetite and feeling crap in general. I know i just have to try and get through these days but its so hard, i want to get some sleeping aids to help me sleep better until i recover but of course im afraid to take these
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posted by Richieof1
18 November 2020

Post Chemo insomnia

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi all. First time here. I have B cell mediastinal high grade Lymphoma. I had my first Chemo last week which was infusion for 5 days 24/7 I St James. I have now been home for a week but suffering with side effects the worse being severe insomnia. Would anyone please have experience of insomnia post chemo and what you did to combat it. I have tried all the usual stuff and even sleeping pills are ineffective. I basically am falling asleep for 10 mins at a time then waking up.
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posted by Bud36
03 November 2020

Thyroid Cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
Have recently been diagnosed with minimal invasive thyroid cancer. I discovered a lump which was quite large which was removed and tested and results came back as above. I now have been told I need other half removed and will need RAI treatment. Am nervous.
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posted by ajmac1974
03 November 2020

Group 2 Prostate Cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
I've just found out yesterday that I have group 2 Prostate Cancer. I'm 46 years old. I had no major symptoms other than high PSA. It seems I've found it early and the team seem very confident that it can be treated and curable. I lost my wife aged only 29, 11 years ago to Kidney cancer so this is also playing on my mind. Today I start my new journey. I will try and stay as positive as I can.
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posted by joanne30
03 November 2020

Advice

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi all my dad has been recently diagnosed with lung cancer which has spread to his lymph node we are all heartbroken and shocked as he never smoked a day in his life, he is really struggling with sleep he’s only getting 2-3 hours sleep at night sleeping pills aren’t working he’s been prescribed them he’s also in a lot of pain with his knee and wrist he’s had 3 chemo sessions and this is the first time he’s experienced joint pain, just looking for any advice as we have never been through this before. Thank you Joanne
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posted by Anne Kinnane
30 October 2020

Chemo

Last reply: 2 months ago
Having my first chemo on Tuesday any idea what to expect or tips about it xx
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posted by Laurabaird83
28 October 2020

Lymphoma

Last reply: 2 months ago
My mum has just been diagnosed with Lymphoma relapse stage 4, but that's all we know because they can not operate as she is very frail, she had Non-Hogkin's Lymphoma back in 2009, and she had beaten it, only to return in her chest (though again, not 100% sure which it is) they can't do Chemo as she is not going to be able to handle it. we are not even sure that she would be able to handle Radiotherapy, we are waiting to see the Radiotherapydoctor who will check and see if she is able to that but the outcome looks bleak. I'm just numb, have been just getting on with it, and being a good daughter and carer.
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