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posted by Shelly2702
19 August 2020

Am I worrying for nothing???

Last reply: 1 month ago
I don't know if I should even be posting here as I've not been diagnosed with cancer......but...well I'm worried! I had a smear done 3 weeks ago & the results came back HPV positive & with abnormal cells & I've been referred for a colposcopy. By way of background I'm 47 & I can't even remember the last time I went for a smear (yes I know I know) & the reason I was sent for this one was because I had been experiencing abdominal discomfort ranging from a dull ache to a really bad period like cramps & over the last few months. Initially I thought it was just either ovulation pain or period pain but it started lasting longer & longer. Also I'm on the continuous pill so I've no periods at all so shouldn't really have that type of pain (or should I?). My stomach can go hard as a rock when I have these pains & very tender to touch & even feels like I have small lumps under the skin but these are along my c-section scar so I put it down to scar tissue. I've told my GP all of this which is why he sent me for a smear & also for an ultrasound next week. I'm guess what I'm asking is should I be worried given the HPV & abnormal cells & these symptoms?
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posted by Lindah1967
19 August 2020

Kidney Cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi, My mother had her kidney removed 7 weeks ago but they didn't get all the cancer and they also found it in her lymph node. The oncologist are not giving her any more treatment and she is being referred back to her surgeon. We feel very in the dark at the mo. She is waiting to have another scan to see if it has shown up anywhere else and it is a high grade cancer. Our worry is that she is in pain, she has received some stronger pain killers after we contacted the hospital and her doctor but we are feeling useless and unsure how to help mam with this pain.
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posted by just_me
14 August 2020

My appointment

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Hi St Vincent's in Dublin called me to say my appointment is scheduled for next week. ( my gp sent in a referral) I was suprised to hear from them so soon so I didnt properly take in all the info the really nice lady gave me. She said i will be there for three to four hours and if i need a biopsy they will tell me the following week? Is that how it normally works and does everyone usually have a biopsy regardless of their diagnosis. Thanks so much in advance x
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posted by Cath Williams
09 August 2020

Fatigue and lack of appetite AFTER cancer treatment has concluded

Last reply: 1 month ago
My husband has recently completed his treatment (chemo & radiotherapy) but his fatigue and lack of appetite have gotten worse over the last 7 days (he completed treatment 2 weeks ago). He is now sleeping 20 hours a day and is eating very little, sometimes nothing. I have tried lots of recipes and tempting treats that he normally likes but he is not eating and continues to lose weight. I am really at my wit's end and simply do not know what to do. I intend to call the doctor in the morning but he does not want me to do that. He is lacking all energy for anything and I really do not know what else to do. Any suggestions please. Thanks
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posted by ladybird
08 August 2020

Diagnosed breast cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
I have been diagnosed with cancer originally it appeared on scans to be very small but surgery showed it to be 4.5cm and in 2 biopsied lymph nodes. So now have to do chemo which scare What do I need todo to prepare.
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posted by Saski
07 August 2020

Biopsy results

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi Everyone today I had a mamagram and ultrasound biopsy I was told it was probably just fibroid I didn't really understand I got three samples taken I didn't want to ask any questions as the pandemic they said they would call me I have it in my head its fine but am I being silly trying not to think about it and how long will it take for them to call thanks so much for any help
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posted by ladybird
06 August 2020

Medical card

Last reply: 1 month ago
Can u apply for a discretionary medical after been diagnosed. Is it means tested
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posted by sandie20
04 August 2020

Advise on weight loss

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi all Husband has started treatment for his lung cancer we have just completed week 1 and he has lost so much weight I’m scared dnt know how to help what to do for him any advice would be great I feel out of my depth here and we have only just started this journey
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posted by kymryan
02 August 2020

Breast cancer scare

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi so for a while I have noticed a lump near my nipple but I thought nothing of it because I’m only 16 and have really bad acne and I just assumed it could have been a spot and I’m really scared to asl my mam to book an appointment with a doctor and I just don’t know what to do can someone please help me and give me advice
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posted by siobhan123
30 July 2020

Breast reconstruction

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Hi I have just had an appointment with the plastic surgeon about a breast reconstruction the option I am thinking of is breast reconstruction by latissimus dorsal flap and then I will need a reduction on the other breast I would love to hear from anyone who has had this done to hear their experience. I had my mastectomy in January 2019 and finished radiation in May of that year. I am feeling well but I am worried about putting my body through this and if I will be strong enough for this op.
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