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posted by LisaO
11 May 2022

Lip growth

Last reply: 14 days ago
I was with a cosmetic doctor yesterday getting some treatments done and in passing mentioned a lump(white flat) that I had on my lip. Have had it years (5+)but recently it's been crusting and getting bigger. He said he thought it was pre cancerous or early cancer. He decided to cryo it on the spot and told me to go back to him in two weeks. I'm now so so worried. He's not a specialised dermatologist and I'm concerned that maybe a biopsy should of been done. I can't stop googling and really cannot cope right now.
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posted by Ferntree
26 February 2022

Face badly flushed after treatment one of chrmo

Hello Any advice or experience please. I’ve had treatment one of Taxotere 1 hour and ½ hour cyclopophosphamide yesterday. My face is badly flushed, Slight neasea and slight breathlessness. No doctor on the oncology ward now. Referred to A&E which I don’t see as viable. Just don’t know what I’m dealing with. Thanks
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posted by No1mom
01 February 2022

Breast clinic appointment

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hello, I am 45 yr old female and recently found a lump in my breast and went straight to my GP who sent a referral to the Breast Clinic in St. James. I'm finding it difficult to think about anything also and feeling very stressed. Just wondering if anyone can give me an indication of the wait times for an appointment. Many thanks.
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posted by wexfordgal
12 January 2022

What’s your BC story?

Last reply: 4 months ago
So breast cancer? I’m currently awaiting my triple assessment but have a strong family history so I’m quite concerned . I have a lump above the nipple about 2cm deep enough down and my breast is leaking a creamy to cloudy discharge the past while. Just wondering what symptoms you all had before your diagnosis ? I know everyone’s journey is different but I’m just curious Thank you
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posted by Emm
28 November 2021

Help! Cancer suspected!

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi all, I attended the A&E about 3 months ago because of a hard lump and pain in my neck and my voice is hoarse too. The doctor told me they suspect cancer and are concerned for me and they needed to see me within 2 weeks but I later received an appointment letter for 4 months time. My pain got worse and I started losing weight unexplainably and feeling generally unwell. GP later sent me for an ultrasound which showed a solid nodule in my thyroid. He sent the hospital a letter for me to be seen urgently but no word yet. Prior to this, I have suffered from an undiagnosed severe abdominal pain and constipation for 5 years and colon polyps were found over 2 years ago. Please can anyone advise me on what to do because I think I am having a serious health issue that needs an urgent medical attention. Thanks!
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posted by Cancer Nurse
23 November 2021

Lung Cancer

  November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month There are approximately 2,500 cases of lung cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year. Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in men and women. It is important that we are all aware of the symptoms of lung cancer. The symptoms of lung cancer can include the following: Coughing up blood A cough that doesn’t go away or a change in a long term cough Repeated chest infections that continue after antibiotics Pain in your chest especially when you cough or breathe in Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite Difficulty breathing A hoarse voice or difficulty swallowing These symptoms can caused by conditions other than cancer. It is important to have any symptoms or a change in a symptom reviewed by your GP. Detecting cancer early can make a difference. If you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak with a cancer nurse please contact our Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm. Kind regards, Cancer Nurse  
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posted by hope47
11 October 2021

Tamoxifen- Nausea & headace

Last reply: 6 months ago
Hi, I just started Tomoxifen a month ago. Side effects not too bad so far except for a bit of nausea in the mornings. Occasionally I have really sharp shooting pains in my head. Anyone else experience similar symptoms and any remedies that might have helped? Also, apart from grapefruit is there any other foods I should avoid while on this treatment? Thank you 🙏🏻🥰
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posted by Friend123
09 August 2021

A second biopsy

Last reply: 9 months ago
Hi , I have a swollen lymph node found during investigations for not related condition. The first biopsy came back clear. The node has not gone down and I am been send for a more detailed biopsy. Anyone have any experience of this ? Thanks Mary
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posted by Carlos_PG
21 June 2021

Testicular cancer

Last reply: 11 months ago
Hi there! My name is Carlos Pedrosa García, I am 25 years old and I just find a lump in one of my testicles. I am a bit scare because it hurts when I touch it. I am from Spain and I current live in Dublin for almost 4 years. I am not really sure how to process that and I don’t know where should go to test it. I have insurance with Irish life health I hope that helps. Would like to have an advice in this situation and see what should I do first. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Carlos.
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posted by katara
05 May 2021

Switching to private

Last reply: 1 year ago
I have a number of worrying symptoms, I have ongoing pain, as well as a mass in my abdomen confirmed by 5 GPS. I was sent to a and e twice by go requesting scans. Both times I was refused as bloods were normal so they decided I am fine. Did no checks, did not even feel for mass. That was a month ago, now I am still waiting for a colonoscopy, the gp said with how the public is atm it will be at least 4 more weeks. So I am requesting a private test. The go wants to know where I want to go. I can't afford it, am a medical card patient. A family has offered to pay. I am wondering where to go? Has anyone had experiences with the various private hospitals. Are they generally the same wait time/price or do they vary? Please share your experiences and recommendations. How much they cost, how long you waited etc. Thankyou
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