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posted by karenkazz
28 February 2024

Breast clinic

My mam received an outpatient appointment 8 weeks after having and ultrasound on a lump. The ultrasound in the day the nurse said was a fluid cyst and as mam was due a mammogram managed to get her in same day to have it done. It didn't seem concerning but now 8 weeks later she got this letter but it doesn't say anything about any abnormality found or further test need just an appointment with Consulatant. She really worried but also 8 weeks seems like a long time if something was actually wrong. Is this a normal timeframe and if results not on letter a good thing? Trying ti reassure her while she waits a week and a half for the appointment. Karen
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posted by LouiseK
26 February 2024

My Gastroscopy Report

Last reply: 26 February 2024 16:54
Hi there I wanted to get in touch & hope I'm not wasting your time here but I'm a little worried about a gastroscopy report I received from my doctors surgery. It has stated that after my recent endoscopy I had on January 25th 2024 that a Fundic Gland polyp was found & removed for biopsy they also stated I have an irregular Z line. They took 4 biopsies were taken ; Vial 1 biopsy from the fundic gland polyp x 2. Vial 2 biopsy from middle third oesophagus x 2. Vial 3 biopsy from oG Junction x 2. Biopsy for H. Pylori (unease test). Report states the Management Plan is as follows: RETURN TO WARD. REVIEW I gI CHART REVIEW FOR HISTOLOGY IN 8 WEEKS. I rang my doctors surgery to ask had they received any reports from my Endoscopy she said they had so I requested a copy for myself & I have not spoken with my doctor about this. I have had 4 or 5 Endoscopy procedures done but I have never had a report like this before. Could you give me any advice on what this means. Whether I should speak to my GP as I'm a little anxious about this. I have to wait another 4 weeks for a possible appointment. I also have a small Hiatus Hernia. My symptoms are reflux constant burping reflux felling bloated feeling full before I finish my meal Abdominal discomfort pains irregular bowel movements. I have been on a proton pump for many years & I'm now taking 1 tablet 40mg in morning & now & 1 40mg tablet in evening my symptoms have been getting worse. It wakes me up during the night with reflux in my mouth. I have difficulty swallowing it makes me choke & cough. Any advice would me greatly appreciated.
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posted by KellyMac
25 February 2024

Ocular Melanoma

Last reply: 29 February 2024 15:15
Hello, I've recently been diagnosed with ocular melanoma, I know this is a more rare type of cancer and I'm struggling to find much support for this type. I'm currently being treated, I'm in recovery from my second surgery at the moment and I wanted to ask if anyone has been through eye cancer and has experience or could point me in the direction for help with dealing with it please. Thank you
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posted by pennylane 520
23 February 2024

Fatigue

Last reply: 27 February 2024 14:36
Hi , not sure if this is the right place to post my question. I had bowel cancer and liver cancer just over 1o years ago, while I recovered well I finding the fatigue that comes sometimes very debilitating. Do anyone else still suffer with this after so many years and any tips on how to deal with it would be greatly appreciate. 🥰
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posted by Timski
22 February 2024

Anyone here living with FAP ?

Last reply: 27 February 2024 15:13
Hello! 39 y.o fella from Dublin. Born with FAP - De nuevo! In and out of Temple Street & Crumlin and had so many tubes and proceedures. Had Total Colectomy with Ileo-Anal and J-Pouch at 16 Now its getting agressive in my Duodenum and will require more surgery this year. Im seeing the surgeon in Vincent's in the coming weeks. You gotta be strong to live with FAP but im feeling quite weak and scared now. Anyone out there with this Beautiful Condition? Id really love to connect and relate to another human being about this. Much love! and thanks for reading
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posted by lovelife
21 February 2024

breast cancer

Last reply: 27 February 2024 14:20
diagnosed 3yrs ago with ductal carcinoma had my annual mammogram on the 09/02/2024 received a phonecall from breast clinic today to come up on mon for ultrasound worried..
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posted by Aoife17
20 February 2024

Upcoming Appointment

Last reply: 21 February 2024 11:42
Hello I went to my GP over 2 lumps in my neck. I had an urgent referral to Vincent’s for an ultrasound which I had last Wednesday. The lady doing the ultrasound said my lumps looked like normal lymph node’s but that the radiologist would need to take a look etc. I received a text today with an appointment to see the ENT consultant on Friday. Now my concern is why am I being called in so quickly and also if nothing showed up in my scan would the results not just be sent back to my GP ? Should I be concerned.
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posted by Aoife17
20 February 2024

Upcoming appointment

Hello I went to my GP over 2 lumps in my neck. I had an urgent referral to Vincent’s for an ultrasound which I had last Wednesday. The lady doing the ultrasound said my lumps looked like normal lymph node’s but that the radiologist would need to take a look etc. I received a text today with an appointment to see the ENT consultant on Friday. Now my concern is why am I being called in so quickly and also if nothing showed up in my scan would the results not just be sent back to my GP ? Should I be concerned.
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posted by Aileen Odgers
15 February 2024

Waiting for Referral

Last reply: 16 February 2024 16:40
My Partner went into the Mater Private in Dublin and his urologist performed a cystoscopy in November and a second cystoscopy on 4th Jan 24. On 5th Jan he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. At that time his urologist told him that he was referring him to a colleague of his and would be in touch in 2/3 weeks.. The urologist was on a months' annual leave in January and was back on 2nd February. My partner sent an email at the beginning of February asking for his referral, he has not got a response and he does not know the name of the oncologist he is being referred to. He has been ringing the urologist's secretary but is not getting anywhere. He is being tole he is on a list. Given his diagnosis I am very anxious at this stage and I would very much appreciate your help in any way to how to get a response. I would be grateful if you could let me know if there is anything we can do.
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posted by Hanacon
12 February 2024

Pain relief following mastectomy

Last reply: 14 February 2024 10:51
I had a mastectomy three weeks ago today and am still taking paracetamol every four hours and vimovo twice a day. Is it common to still need this much pain relief at this stage post op? Thanks for any advice.
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