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posted by OrlaithD12
22 June 2020

Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage 3/4

Last reply: 16 days 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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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posted by Gercar
08 April 2020

Breast Cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi Everybody, I hope you are all keeping well at this difficult time. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage 1, HR Positive and Her2 Neg last week. The multidisciplinary team have decided that the best treatment for me at the moment due to Covid 19 is hormone therapy for 3 months followed by surgery and radiotherapy. I am concerned as I know that the surgery is normally done first in this diagnosis but it is too risky at the moment. I also will not start the therapy for 2-3 weeks and I am wondering two things, (1) Is the 2-3 week wait normal and (2) Has anybody else had the hormone treatment first and what was the outcome.
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posted by rsheehan
04 April 2020

Re: Wigs

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi all, My mam was recently diagnosed with cancer, unfortunately, and she is hopefully beginning chemo asap. Therefore, she is planning on getting a wig. However, we are clueless about this, and would appreciate any help, comments, suggestions and thoughts etc. She is not sure whether to get a real hair wig or synthetic, as she is aware just how costly real-hair wigs can be. Her main questions are: which type of wig would be the most comfortable? The most practical? Which would feel nicest wearing it?.. Appreciate any help at all! All opinions welcome! Thanks.
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posted by shaz
31 March 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Good morning folks. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with invasive ductal cancer. Grade 2. ER / PR positive. Her2 negitive. It was in my axilly nodes and is positive also. I had a lumpectomy and axilly clearance last Tuesday. Just wondering if anyone had this type of cancer and what treatment followed after the surgery. Sha xx
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