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posted by Pisces25
22 May 2022

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Last reply: 3 days ago
I’m 40 years old and on Tuesday I was diagnosed with breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma. Everything since then has just been a bit of a daze, moving through the days but without really being present. I had an MRI on Thursday gone and have a CT scan Friday coming and a bone scan the following week. The waiting it so hard, I want it dealt with immediately. I am a mother of 3 children, 20, 16 and 15 and my youngest has her JC in 2 weeks so I’ve made a choice not to tell any of them until that’s over to give her the best chance. I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do. I’m absolutely petrified. I know I need to be strong and positive but right now I’m anything but. My mind is wandering to the worst places, I can’t sleep, I’m lost and in limbo and I’m really angry. I just want to wake up from this bad dream
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posted by dublinsouth1
16 May 2022

Prostatectomy query

Last reply: 14 hours ago
Hi all, I am a 44 year old man who only last week was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer. while I am considered very young to have cancer of the prostate I think I am lucky that it was spotted so early. however there is always doubt and worry. I am due to to have a full radical Prostatectomy at some stage over the summer. I am just hoping to speak to somebody else who may have had an RP. Specifically I wanted to know what life is like after the procedure.. Specifically around continence and erectile function etc? Nice to meet you all and now be part of this community.
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posted by Harperkelly1
05 May 2022

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Last reply: 8 days ago
I was recently diagnosed with Breast cancer at present the consultant said its primary however ive to go into for a 2nd biopsy as 1st one was not adequate enough for lymph nodes so he said at present stage 1 but obv that could change? I am 43 and I'm in utter shock as was not expecting this outcome my mother died at 51 of endometrial cancer and I always thought in the back of my head more of me possibly getting similar but never the breast I'm distraught like many others but especially about telling my young children and what the outcome might be just in limbo past two days
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posted by DOE
20 February 2022

Prostate

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi I've just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Biopsy report shows Gleason score 8 in 2 ( 2 of 5) of the 21 scores submitted, 6 in 6 of the cores. Calculated volume of prostate is 40ml. No perineurial invasion or extraprostatic extension. ISUP 2014 prognostic grade group 4 Tumour replaces 80% of the most involved core. PSA 5.4 up from 4 last Sept. My urologist gave me the diagnosis by phone. he said the choice was between surgery and radiation treatment. I asked his opinion and he said that although he is a surgeon in my case he wouldn't recommend surgery and has referred me to a radiation specialist. Has anyone a view on why he would not recommend surgery? also, the biopsy report hasn't stated the stage off my cancer - does anyone know is this normal. I am very concerned that with Gleason 8 I am not pursing the right option and also concerned about the pace at which this can develop.
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posted by jilly21
07 February 2022

Gallbladder cancer

Last reply: 3 months ago
Lost my dad on the 18th March 2021 to colon cancer now been told my mom has stage 4 cancer of the gallbladder. Has anybody gone through this I believe cancer of the gallbladder is quite rare. Heartbroken daughter
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posted by lizzie.a
27 October 2021

Newly Diagnosed

Last reply: 6 months 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 turtlepower
21 October 2021

PET-CT scan wait time

Last reply: 6 months 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 michellew12
23 October 2021

Dad newly diagnosed

Last reply: 6 months 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 moss54
04 October 2021

Lung cancer, brain tumours

Last reply: 7 months 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: 7 months 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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