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posted by Rolexwatch1
29 September 2020

Hair loss and tamoxifen

Hi I am on tamoxifen 5yrs and I’m really losing my hair, I will be on tamoxifen for another few yrs., has anyone had this problem, and something worked for you
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posted by Romybriem
24 September 2020

Advanced prostate cancer with liver and bone metastasis.

Last reply: 22 hours ago
My husband has been battling prostate cancer for many years now. He is 62 and very determined and positive. I’m supposed to be his Carer but while I’m good at the medical stuff I’m rubbish at the emotional support. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety and feel so inadequate that I’m not stronger for my husband. I also have a lot of physical illness. Any one else feel like this?
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posted by Marbel11
23 September 2020

Womb mass

Hi all, I had a hysteroscopy 2 weeks ago today after being referred for extremely heavy periods. What they originally thought to be a polyp which they planned to remove in theatre (because of its size) was biopsied. I asked if they still intended to remove the polyp and the doctors reply was that it "isn't a polyp". I am regretting not questioning further what she thought it was but just wanted to get out of there to be honest. The consultant said she would call me by the end of last week (9 days after biopsy) if there was anything sinister, otherwise I would receive a letter with the results. I havent received any results so far which I'm hoping is good news but looking through the forum, 2-3 weeks seems to be a more realistic time frame for results. Are womb biopsys different? I have rang the hospital twice since Friday with no response from the unit because I'm still bleeding since the procedure & they said should only last 3-4 days so am slightly worried. Has anyone any experience in this type of situation please? Best wishes to all of you x
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posted by Cheshire
17 September 2020

Turmeric with Curcumin

Last reply: 7 days ago
Hi Everyone I had Breast Cancer 10 1/2 years ago; diagnosed at the age of 35. I am coming off Tamoxifen in November this year after 10 years on it. My Cancer was Triple Positive. People are telling me about the benefits of taking Turmeric with Curcumin Supplement as a security for it's cancer preventing properties. But when I looked up should a Breast Cancer patient take this supplement it states that curcumin might act like the hormone estrogen. I am confused now, I had ordered a years supply to start when I come off tamoxifen but don't know what to do now. Anyone any further information on this.
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posted by daisypetal
16 September 2020

Breast lump

Last reply: 13 days ago
Hi So my right breast was a but uncomfortable 2 weeks ago so i checked it out in the shower where I found a lump deep inside just below my nipple to the right. In the notes it's around 1.5 to 2cm. My gp referred me to triple assessment in Vincent's. I went for my appointment on Monday where I had an ultrasound and mamogramme done. I also has a biopsy the same day. Iv to return Friday morning for my results with the consultant. Is this the norm that they do. I'm 33 with 3 kids and had my baby 11 months ago. I'm so stressed that iv to go back to get the results I would of thought they would of just phoned. So I'm stresing that they already know something is wrong.
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posted by mo2020
16 September 2020

Stage 1 Ductal BC

Last reply: 13 days ago
Hi, I am 36 and was diagnosed at the end of June with Stage 1 Ductal BC - 8/8 Estrogen receptive, Grade 3 and Her2 neg . I found a lump when breast feeding my son so this has come as a big shock. The tumor was 12mm and was removed along with 4 nodes and extra tissue- the nodes came back clear and the margins were also clear so no need for a second surgery. Because I qualified for the oncotype test this was done and I recieved a score of 22. My treatment plan is 4 sessions of AC and 12 sessions of T. 3- 5 weeks of radiotherapy.Followed by 5-10 years of hormone therapy. I have been told by my doctors that the prognosis is very good - but I feel the amount of treatment is so much that is frightens me that I don't understand something. Would the grade of the tumor along with my age and oncotype result be the reason for this level of treatment? Does the grade of the tumor mean anything for reaccurance? Does 8/8 estrogen explain the 10 years of hormone therapy? I'm not due to see my consultant again until after I finish treatment and of course had no really understanding of my diagnosis at the time of meeting her as I was deeply in shock. Any advice or feedback would be great
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posted by Iamstrong
15 September 2020

So scared

Last reply: 8 days ago
Hello All, I recently found a lump on my left breast and had it looked at by my GP. She said it didn't seem craggy but sent me anyhow for a mammogram and ultrasound. I went in a tad worried but filled confidence at the same time that everything was fine. However, while mammogram showed up nothing the ultrasound was cause for cause for concern and I had a biopsy done there any then. They gave the lump a bi rad 4 rating. From what I've read this has more of a chance of being benign but I'm so so scared. My tumor is 8mm and they said from what they could see it didn't go to the nodes....is this something they need to double check or are they sure from an ultrasound. This waiting a week and a half for results is just awful. I'm crying all the time and just can't work. I have 3 small kids and I want to be strong for them but I'm finding things tough. Blessing and good luck to all. Xx
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posted by anne breen
10 September 2020

Acupuncture

Last reply: 14 days ago
Wld like to attend an acupuncture clinic and wld like a recommendation for a good one in booterstown, blackrock, stillorgan area.
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posted by Tomorrow
08 September 2020

Breast lumps

Last reply: 21 days ago
Hi there I’ve been referred to breast clinic for mammogram for painful breasts with lumps . Gp said she isn’t concerned overly as she thinks it’s fibrocystic breast syndrome , however not only has she referred me for the screening she has sent off a referral to the breast specialist . I’m wondering if this is usual ? The more I think about it I wonder if this means she is more concerned than she seemed . Thank you I’m just very worried .
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posted by soconnor
05 September 2020

Change of Oncologist - advice needed

Last reply: 22 days ago
im 2.3yrs post treatment for Rectal Cancer with a permanent Colostomy. Really happy with consultant in a private hospital(im private patient). Hes asked twice to move me to another in team. 1st time said no, then relented said yes, I felt guilty. Now the person responsible for my life, forgive dramatics, ive never met and obviously knew little about my history. Only looked at current bloods. I never realised the relationship with my Onco was so vital to me. Now im so upset. What do I do?
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