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posted by Deirdre4791
19 May 2022

Triple assessment

Last reply: 1 day ago
Hi. I found a lump.Female48 Doc thinks it might be a blocked duct. Sent referral letter on the Thursday.. I got a call to come the following Wednesday for an assessment. A mammogram would have been done that afternoon following the initial assessment but there was a radiographer after ringing in sick. So, they said they would write out. I got an appointment in the post, inviting me to appointment on 1.6.2022,(initial appt on 27th April). Can I take comfort that it might not be urgent as there was a 5 week delay.? Also, is the triple assessment standard for all lumps, or should that make me worry. I am trying not to be worried, but I have discomfort and wonder should I have fought for an earlier appointment? I have been trying to research these questions but not getting many answers.. Kind regards Deirdre 0860668715
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posted by libra1975
18 May 2022

Cording

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem. After my lumpectomy I developed cording in my armpit, going down past my elbow. I got physiotherapy for it, and it was as good as gone. I am doing my exercises every day. But now it's actually back again. The therapist signed me off last week, saying my range of movement is great. I told her then that it felt like the cording is coming back, but she just said to continue with exercises. Has anyone else experienced that? I thought, or hoped, once it's gone its gone.
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posted by dublinsouth1
16 May 2022

Prostatectomy query

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hi all, I am a 44 year old man who only last week was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer. while I am considered very young to have cancer of the prostate I think I am lucky that it was spotted so early. however there is always doubt and worry. I am due to to have a full radical Prostatectomy at some stage over the summer. I am just hoping to speak to somebody else who may have had an RP. Specifically I wanted to know what life is like after the procedure.. Specifically around continence and erectile function etc? Nice to meet you all and now be part of this community.
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posted by pudswife
12 May 2022

Results for Breast Biopsy

Last reply: 2 days ago
Had a biopsy two weeks ago and when I rang the hospital for update they said could be another two weeks before I get a result. (They had said two weeks when having the biopsy). Is this Covid or staffing delays, anyone else experiencing the same thing? I don’t think they would leave it this long if cancer showing?
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posted by LisaO
11 May 2022

Lip growth

Last reply: 8 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 ash mammy of 2
09 May 2022

Results

Last reply: 2 days ago
Hello 👋🏻 I have my appointment in the breast clinic on Thursday as you can imagine I’m up in a heap as I have a very large lump roughly 5cm so I’m imagining if it is cancer it’s going to be later stage? Could you tell me please how long I’ll be waiting for results? I honestly don’t know how much more of a wait I can take I’ve downplayed it to my husband as he’s a major worrier and obviously I haven’t told my teenage children yet. Thanks in advance xxx
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posted by Harperkelly1
05 May 2022

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Last reply: 2 days ago
I was recently diagnosed with Breast cancer at present the consultant said its primary however ive to go into for a 2nd biopsy as 1st one was not adequate enough for lymph nodes so he said at present stage 1 but obv that could change? I am 43 and I'm in utter shock as was not expecting this outcome my mother died at 51 of endometrial cancer and I always thought in the back of my head more of me possibly getting similar but never the breast I'm distraught like many others but especially about telling my young children and what the outcome might be just in limbo past two days
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posted by BerM
05 May 2022

Letrozole

Last reply: 2 days ago
I've been taking Letrozole for 6 months now. I finished Herceptin 3 weeks ago ( having had chemo, surgery and radiation). I have a lot of soreness in my upper legs, they feel very heavy most of the time. This seems to be getting worse instead of better. Should this improve now that I have finished Herceptin? Should I just live with the pain and keep walking? Any supplements I could take to help? Thanks.
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posted by Aoifes
04 May 2022

Dad, Possible Lung Cancer

Last reply: 16 days ago
Hi All My Dad has COPD, he recently had a chest Xray that showed 'something', doctor ordered a CT scan of his Thorax and Abdomen with contrast dye and he had that this morning, they said it could take 10 days for results. I understand they are looking for cancer but my question is, has anyone gone through the same experience and tests and it turned out to be cancer? My dad is 72 and a smoker, he is now living with me full time as he also has Dupuytrens Disease. Any replies welcome, thank you x
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posted by Tammy001
01 May 2022

Cancer Advanced

Last reply: 16 days ago
My father was diagnosed quiet recently with stage 4 advanced bowel cancer which is in his liver lungs and lymph nodes, he had a stoma bag fitted for the bowel, the oncology team said chemo would kill him so won't give, he has terrible back pain and we are in shock and helpless, he is in hospital but sometimes is incoherent and trying to get to speak to a nurse or doctor on the ward is difficult, we had to do all the chasing for answers as no team would call us or meet us, I am angry and upset, I'd appreciate any advice or help please
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