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posted by Accl
22 May 2020

Moles

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi, I found a suspicious looking mole on my body and have been referred by my gp to have it removed. I’m 25 years old and feeling really worried as it could take a couple of months to be seen because of the Corona virus. The doctor also told me to contact them if I notice any changes before I am seen. I guess I just want to air my worries as I’m feeling really anxious because I don’t know how long I’ll be waiting and if it is something serious the impact the waiting will have.
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posted by loxontherox
24 April 2020

Mole Excision

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, On Feb 21st I met a consultant (privately) who expressed concern upon examining a suspicious mole on the bridge of my left foot. He told me he would get an appointment for me to have it removed in the following fortnight. The next week on the 28th I received a phone call with an appointment made for the Monday March 2nd. He removed the entire mole along with extra tissue surrounding the mole and underneath the mole and informed me he was marking 'urgent' on the tests and he hoped to have results within 2 weeks. Before I left the hospital the nurse handed me information for my GP (I had 2 layers of stitches and the top layer needed to be removed after 2 weeks) and she said it would be 6 weeks before I get the results. It is now nearly 8 weeks and I haven't heard a dickie bird. I understand the Covid-19 is delaying labs and test results, but I thought I would have heard something by now, Is anyone else waiting as long as me?
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posted by Shel80
23 March 2020

Breast lumps

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi guys im new to this actually just joined when i found this post last night. im just wondering would you be waiting long from an urgent request of 2 weeks to be seen in James Hospital for breast lumps, this was last Wednesday . im just wondering anyone else have same problem and what was there outcome. im going out of my mind eve4ry day wit worry and wit this current climate in the world , not making it easier. crying every day and trying to hide from my kids. i really dont no im going out of my mind. ~Ive got a lump in the 2 breast , one breast has pain other dosent. just wondering do we get a call or a letter ?? for the 2 weeks urgently for when we will be called ?? Just dont no who to chat too. and cant meet up for cuppa wit noone either. have great family and support but not the same at this current time. sorry for the questions
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posted by galwaygirl2020
24 February 2020

Breast pain

Last reply: 4 months ago
I have pain in my lower breast and arm, below armpit. I cant feel a lump. Could this be random or should I go to gp?
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posted by galwaygirl2020
24 February 2020

Breast pain

I have pain in my lower breast and arm, below armpit. I cant feel a lump. Could this be random or should I go to gp?
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posted by Deirdre Digan
08 February 2020

Side effect - nose bleeds - chemo for breast cancer

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi Having chemo for breast cancer and one of the side effects is nose bleeds. Anyone any advice on this as I have had them this week.
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posted by anniembb
04 February 2020

Breast lump?

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi, has anyone had a lump that's above the breast almost on the chest but directly across from armpit if you get me? Thanks
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posted by Survival
03 December 2017

What I wish I had known while waiting after a biopsy

Last reply: 10 months ago
Hello to all the beautiful courageous women that end up coming here looking for answers, support or reassurance, as I did too a few days ago. Like some or most of you I also found changes in my breast and went to my GP to ask for a mammogram as I'm 48 and not covered by the national screening program yet. What followed were 3 weeks of uncertainty and disbelief. After the mammogram I was sent for an ultrasound. After the ultrasound I had a biopsy of 4 samples and 4 titanium tiny pins inserted into my breast to highlight the precise location from my samples. And then was sent home to wait for 2 weeks. On the first week I got very busy at work and tried to stay positive thinking breastcancer was not a death sentence anymore and that although a terrifying experience, I was sure to have caught it early...but on the second week I found by pure chance a hard small lump over my left collarbone that drained all the blood from my face and changed my mood, energy and positivity, wondering if the cancer could have spread and could it actually be terminal...That became the most stressful week of my life just waiting for the results.... And the results came back negative, I did not have breast cancer, but I broke down at the clinic sobbing uncontrollably for 5 minutes. When I finally managed to compose myself I told the doctor waiting for 2 weeks to know whether you have breast cancer is inhumane and unbereable, and another unnecessary suffering inflicted on women in this island. And that's when he told me what I wish I had known before embarking on this journey! Speaking of the Breast clinic I attended in Dublin he said when they highly suspect breast cancer in a woman the team talks to the woman on the same day of the biopsy to prepare her for bad news, and they prioritise her biopsy results to avoid her a long waiting time. He said at no point the medical team reviewing my case suspected I had cancer, and he did apologise if anyone in the clinic made me think so, which I did feel it was the case with every single nurse wishing me good luck, and my radiologist really very worried over my mass of extended scar tissue without having suffered any injury or trauma in the area... So I wanted to share this piece of information with you just in case someone else is in a similar situation...Luckily for me I don't know how fast they would have acted had I got breast cancer, but I do want to believe him and trust that when something is wrong with any of us, our health system kicks into action ASAP without punitive delays that only add to the stress and anxiety of the millions of people facing this disease.
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posted by EmiLeesa85
04 June 2019

In a panic

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi guys 1st time poster here.... So I’m 33 and was at my routine smear today. After it was done the nurse said she could see a cluster on my cervix and she wanted the doctor to have a look. The doctor had a look and has referred me to Gynae for a further look and a pelvic ultrasound. I’m panicking so much about this. My last smear was in 2016 which had low grade changes and I got it repeated which was then clear again. What could this be.....anybody ever experience this or have this noticed during a smear Thanks in advance for your replies ❤️ L xxx
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posted by sophytc
06 December 2018

erratic thermometer

Last reply: 1 year ago
I badly need some advice. I'm in the middle of chemo for breast cancer and have to monitor my temperature for signs of infection. I was advised to buy a Braun ear thermometer and it's driving me insane. The readings are wildly erratic. At one stage it read 39.1 in one ear and 36.9 in the other - which can be the diference bewteen a rush to hospital and not having to worry (my digtal oral thermometer gave a reading of 37.4). The same ear can vary hugely within seconds. I've just come out of hospital after 5 days of febilre neutropenia. My temperature was reading normal every time they took it in the hospital but as soon as I was home, my thermometer decided I was 38.4. Has anyone else had this problem? (Some on line reviews would suggest I'm not the only one) Can someone recommend a reliable ear thermomter?
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