Newly diagnosed
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!

1 comment


commented by Cancer Nurse
17 February 2020

1 month ago

Dear jc,


Thanks for posting.  I'm sorry to read of your diagnosis of breast cancer and I hope you are recovering well after your lumpectomy.  If the doctors recommend chemotherapy, they may be able to refer you to a doctor in Tallaght hospital, you should discuss this with them and if the cold cap is an option.  If you would like to speak with a cancer nurse for any further advice or support please call the Nurseline on 1800200700


Kind Regards


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