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posted by Bowie11
01 August 2023

Dad has melonoma

Last reply: 09 August 2023 11:24
Recently found out my dad has melonoma from a mole in his leg. He has gotten it removed and is getting tests done. He got an ultrasound on his groin and is due to get a PET/CT scan. I’m so worried and panicked and I read that these are only requested for advanced melonoma. Is this the case? I am in a constant state of shock as his diagnosis and can’t get it out of my mind, feels like a bad dream.
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posted by kransom
27 June 2023

Clinical Trial

Last reply: 03 July 2023 11:29
I’m currently undergoing treatment for triple negative breast cancer. My oncologist has suggested a clinical trial called Sascia Clinical Trial with the drug called Sacituzumab Govitecan. I was just wondering if anyone else has taken part in this trial and if you could tell me about your experience with it and the side effects?
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posted by Cancer Nurse
21 June 2023

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Week!

  Pride is about acceptance, friendship, and coming together for the LGBTQIA+ community. We hope everyone is enjoying the festivities.   This Pride, we want to remind you that no matter how you identify or whoever you love, the Irish Cancer Society is here for you.  Sexual orientation and gender identity should not affect your access to the right healthcare.     If you, your friends, or family members have any worries or concerns about cancer, you can talk to one of our cancer nurses in confidence on our Freephone - 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday 9am -5pm   Cancer Nurse
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posted by twig88
02 June 2023

Stage 1 breast cancer

Last reply: 14 June 2023 23:44
Hi, I’m just wondering anyone who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer if you had any other tests/scans such as bone scan, cat scan, mri etc??
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posted by Cancer Nurse
14 June 2023

Mens Health Week

As this is Men’s Health Week, we the cancer nurses on the Irish Cancer Society Support line would love to hear from you! We are here Mon-Fri 9-5pm & our free confidential phone number is 1800 200 700. Whatever your concern is, we would like to support and advise you accordingly.  You can also contact us by emailing So often people can be so busy in their own lives or caring for others, they may not make the time to see their GP or they may not attend screening such as Bowel screen. Just a quick phone call to our nurses here on this support line, could help you to clarify your thoughts and concerns about cancer. Many also worry about their risk of getting cancer and how can they reduce this risk. We can discuss this with you and email or post our booklet called ‘Spot Cancer Early Manual for Men’  which also has information for men on how to reduce your risks. I do hope we will hear from you Kind regards Cancer Nurse
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posted by jessk
03 January 2023

Tamoxifen and low sex drive

Last reply: 26 March 2023 11:48
Hello ladies, I am on tamoxifen 20mgs after double mastectomy, chemo and radio. Anybody with an Idea on how I can improve my desire for sex...before I get to the dryness and lubricants, I would give anything to get the interest back. I'm just 49, in a new relationship, ooh dear... Thanks Jessk
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posted by christasse
04 March 2023

Kidney cancer

Last reply: 11 March 2023 10:26
Hi I'm Chris newly diagnosed kidney waiting to see urologist it's hard going I'm 52 Don't know what to expect with treatments etc Recently my father diagnosed too with stage 4 lung and kidney cancer and I'm also a carer for my mam who has dementia It's all a mess really. Any helpful hints recommended thanks I suffer with stress and COPD also.
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posted by Autumblaze
24 February 2023

Medical card

Last reply: 24 February 2023 22:30
Any idea how long it takes to get a mamagram from hospital .I'm on a medical card in my 40
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posted by rachhh
28 December 2022

non hodgkin's lymphoma - high grade

Last reply: 13 January 2023 11:02
My Mam was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago. My world has been turned upside down. I feel so alone and numb. The treatment she has had so far has failed and the cancer has spread through out her body the Car T cell did not work. I was told today that it’s really aggressive and less then 5% she will make it. My Mam has always been my best friend we live together and do everything together. I don’t know how I would survive if anything happened to her. If anyone is going through a similar journey or can advise where I can get support please reach out to me I am so numb and overwhelmed.
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posted by noddy
06 January 2023


Last reply: 10 January 2023 23:23
Hi all I had a head Ct in dec and thought nothing more of it as it came about from an off the cuff remark about headaches . I assumed these were from ongoing treatment tdm1 and just happened to mention . Anyway when I’m last week for treatment I was given the shock that they had found something on the Ct . It’s very very small and I’ve been told highly treatable if it’s something to worry about . I’ve now to have head mri to find out what it is exactly . To say my anxiety levels are through the roof is a massive understatement !!! Mri may not be for at least 3 weeks yet which is torture . I’m so so upset as am due my last treatment in 2weeks and had dared to get a little excited . Every time this time round that I have gotten to the finish line I’ve been tripped up . Has anyone had anything similar which turned out to be nothing ?? This is my second breast cancer diagnoses (I was a month off 10yrs clear ,it came back in recon breast in same spot ). Please any advice greatly appreciated . TIA
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