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posted by Valerie62
09 March 2020

Breast Surgery and Corona Virus

Been admitted for a lumpectomy on Thursday in Vincents. However terrified of getting Corona Virus. 2018 was readmitted back to hospital after a hysterectomy and had Sepsis. I will take all the steps I can to avoid this virus but it's playing on my mind.
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posted by thinlizzy1979
28 February 2020

Crying

Last reply: 26 days ago
Quick question, when does the bursting into tears without warning ease up! Only diagnosed yesterday and I know everything thing I’m feeling is normal etc but Jesus I’m pissed of with myself already! I can’t go on like this, just want to keep everything as normal as possible for my kids, also has anyone else found that one of the hardest things to deal with is everyone else’s reaction?
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posted by ash70
27 February 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 20 days ago
Hi everyone, I've recently being diagnosed with breast cancer. Had an mri to rule any lumps anywhere else, however another small lump was found. So having a biopsy nxt monday on this. Its six weeks since I found the first lump myself. And four weeks since diagnoses, is there a possibility that this may spread before i get a lumpectomy? Panicking internally so as not to show my daughter and son.
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posted by Monowife
27 February 2020

Questions to ask

Hi There, my Mum has a mass in her stomach, they did a biopsy and I have been called into hospital tomorrow for the preliminary results. I'm just wondering if they can tell if it is cancer from the preliminary results and if so, what questions should I be asking? I want to have as many questions written down before I go in. Many Thanks
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posted by unicornkitty
27 February 2020

Fathers diagnosis

Last reply: 21 days ago
Hi all My father was diagnosed with stage 4 (metastasis) brain and lung cancer this week. His primary cancer was melanoma. He has been recommended to receive radiotherapy to elevate his symptoms and try to control it so it wont spread any further. Im hoping to find anyone with a similar prognosis, they wont express a life expectancy time frame to us. We were wondering what the point of the treatment is really if it wont get rid of the cancer, why bother? He isnt in pain at the moment. He was such an active intelligent man but now he is bed bound, incontinent, confused and downright angry. To see him this way is quite heartbreaking Thank you
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posted by DeniseB
26 February 2020

Vulvar cancer

Last reply: 28 days ago
Hi, recent diagnosis of vulvar cancer. Heading for surgery in March. It’s been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. I know it’s not a common cancer so I wonder has anyone any experiences to share:)
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posted by Monica
21 February 2020

Husband just diagnosed with Lymphoma

Last reply: 28 days ago
Hi All My name is Monica, and my husband has just been diagnosed with lymphoma of the skin. We have yet to be told what stage, but we know it is a very rare cancer and that success rates can be very good if caught in the early stages. It can often be misdiagnosed as Psoriasis, and sadly, for the last four years, that is what has happened to my husband since the lesions first appeared. I am so scared for him but trying to keep up a brave face. Was wondering if anyone in the online community had any advice or experience of this type of diagnosis Thanks so much Monica
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posted by jc
07 February 2020

Switching treatment to a different hospital

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hello all! I have been diagnosed with breast cancer recently and just had my lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy last week in James. I've been told that I'll need radio, hormone therapy, and possibly chemo but I think I will find that out when I go back to James next Wednesday. Although it's only a possibility at this stage I would like to be in some way prepared, so I want to ask if anyone received chemo in Tallaght hospital after initially being treated in James? The reason I'm considering this is because I have heard that the cold cap to prevent hair loss might be available in Tallaght whereas it's not in James. Of course if I am to receive radium every day for a few weeks I'd be better sticking to James because it's closer to me, but I would like to be prepared. Any previous experience is welcome, I'm just curious at this stage without having a definite plan yet from my doctors. Thanks!
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posted by james87
12 February 2020

Recently diagnosed

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi my partner went to gp on Monday and was told that he’s got testicular cancer . We are now waiting on an appointment with the hospital and don’t know how to feel the worry and not known is the worst part does anyone have any advice please on how to deal with this and how long an appointment would usually take to arrive thank you
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posted by Poly
12 February 2020

Triple negative

Last reply: 1 month ago
My sister has just been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We are all devastated and anything I read on-line is frightening. Does anyone have positive story? Thanks
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