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posted by mo2020
16 September 2020

Stage 1 Ductal BC

Last reply: 6 days ago
Hi, I am 36 and was diagnosed at the end of June with Stage 1 Ductal BC - 8/8 Estrogen receptive, Grade 3 and Her2 neg . I found a lump when breast feeding my son so this has come as a big shock. The tumor was 12mm and was removed along with 4 nodes and extra tissue- the nodes came back clear and the margins were also clear so no need for a second surgery. Because I qualified for the oncotype test this was done and I recieved a score of 22. My treatment plan is 4 sessions of AC and 12 sessions of T. 3- 5 weeks of radiotherapy.Followed by 5-10 years of hormone therapy. I have been told by my doctors that the prognosis is very good - but I feel the amount of treatment is so much that is frightens me that I don't understand something. Would the grade of the tumor along with my age and oncotype result be the reason for this level of treatment? Does the grade of the tumor mean anything for reaccurance? Does 8/8 estrogen explain the 10 years of hormone therapy? I'm not due to see my consultant again until after I finish treatment and of course had no really understanding of my diagnosis at the time of meeting her as I was deeply in shock. Any advice or feedback would be great
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posted by Stephanie
24 July 2020

WLE at side of knee

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi, I recently had a WLE at the side of my knee after a malignant melanoma. One week later I am trying not to do too much on it. Would love some advice from someone else
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posted by rachellogan85
22 July 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
I have recently been diagnosed with DCIS, I was looking at a lumpectomy and radiotherapy but now the surgeon wants to do a mascetamy. I’m Only 35, and really don’t want to loose my breast. He’s offered immediate reconstruction but it’s taken me completely off guard. I can’t stop crying. Help! I need some understanding that I’m Not alone in worrying about loosing my breast
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posted by OrlaithD12
22 June 2020

Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage 3/4

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, My 79 year old Dad was diagnosed with SCLC 3 weeks ago following a period with chest tightness, and pain when breathing deeply. Up to then he was fit and active, so s huge shock to us all. He had multiple scans, Ct, MRI, Bronchosopy and was discharged home a week ago to wait for Chemo appt, planned for this week. About 4 or 5 days ago, his appetite became non existent, was suffering with pain, perisistent cough, wheezing, couldn't talk for more than a few minutes. Yesterday, the pain was so bad we called the ambulance and he was readmitted. After being on oral morphine yesterday, he is now on IV, and he's still struggling with the pain, no appetite, and worst of all we cant speak to him or visit him. Hoping for chest CT today, and they want to start chemo asap to try and help his symptoms.. I'm really struggling with the swiftness of this , and would love to hear from any of you going through, or who have gone through a similar experience. Orlaith
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posted by Shivers52
22 May 2020

Cervical cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi...I found it yesterday I have cervical cancer. It's treatable so I'm lucky. I'm just numb .. my Mum and sister both died last year from cancer 5 months apart. I was Mum's carer. I was also a healthcare assistant and now I fund myself being the patient. I'm scared of what's ahead..as in I'm scared of how well I'll be able to cope. Usually I'm fine with anything medical, the strong one, but now I just wish I had my Mum/ sister around to comfort me. I have brothers, all older, and good friends but I'm feeling alone deep down. Plus I'm trying to remain really positive for my second daughter who's due her first baby in September. Part of me wants to hide, part of me says the brave mask is best. I'm confused and quietly scared of what's ahead....
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posted by sanbol
04 May 2020

my husband has cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
HI I am looking for advice on how to prepare my daughter (9) years, for her dad and his condition. He is still in hospital. I have not talked about his cancer yet to her. I am still trying to deal with it myself. We are not able to visit him in hospital given the current situation. thanks
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posted by sursula
02 May 2020

Advice please

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi, my mother has recently been diagnosed with 3 brain tumours. She is due to start treatment shortly. Both parents are reeling from the news which is understandable. I'm looking for advice on how to have a family conversation about what's ahead, what kind of support we can give each other etc. Any guidance would be very welcome. Thanks.
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posted by Jessi
21 April 2020

Lung Cancer with extra bits

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi lovely people, two weeks ago I got that news, it's lung cancer( non smoker),41 yes of age, first meeting the oncology team said PET scan showed it was also in my thyroid, spine and hip bone...I'm starting Chemo this Friday, the reality will kick in then... My question is what questions to ask the doctors and nurses again, suppose a lot of it past me by.... Regards Jessi
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posted by pet
13 April 2020

Help please 😢

Last reply: 5 months ago
How do I tell our babies terminal cancer has been diagnosed. Can't get our own heads around it, what do we do , in shock and heartbroken.
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posted by mac77
07 April 2020

melanoma

Last reply: 2 months ago
just found out a mole i had removed is cancerous, feeling very anxious. I keep telling myself "cop on ull b grand".
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