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posted by catriona
19 July 2020

Continuous Nausea

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hello. My Dad has just completed his second round of chemo(folfox). He experienced continuous nausea with vomiting after his first treatment. He ended up in hospital and was put on a pump to administer anti-nausea meds. He had his 2nd treatment on Thursday (they adapted his infusion in the hope he wouldn't be as sick) and while he is nowhere near as bad as he was the last time he still is feeling continously nauseous. He was vomiting on Friday but that has stopped now. I suppose I'm just looking for advice on any tips any of you might have on how to combat nausea. He's tried Valoid, Maxolon and Zofron but they don't seem to do anything to alleviate the symptoms. Thanks.
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posted by Annette
17 July 2020

Helping my dad

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi there, my dad has been told that the cancer has spread to other places and is not curable. He is losing weight rapidly and losing interest in most things. I'm just looking for advice on what I can do to help make his days bearable. Some days he stays in bed and I'm trying to find ways to show him we care and bring some enjoyment to his day. New to this so open to all suggestions. Thank you
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posted by ladybird
15 July 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Size 1.5 cm Her2 negative. I am having lumpectomy tomorrow and lymph node biopsy. Will they know tomorrow if all margin are clear. When will they decide treatment plan
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posted by shanec02
11 July 2020

Lymphoma Survival Rates

Last reply: 2 months ago
Id like some information on the survival rates of Lymphoma,as I have a lump/swelling under my right ear and a ball under my chin about 2-3cm,Any advice or anything to ease the mind.
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posted by Rebelchick
08 July 2020

Renal Cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
Just wondering is any one currently going through oral chemo for renal therapy. This is my second time round on sutinent (sinutab) - the side effects are very different from the last time round - just wondering are others going though the same journey .
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posted by aoibh92
07 July 2020

Breast lump and worried about what my insurance covers

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, I am 27 and noticed a small lump in my breast in May. On the 17th of June I saw my GP as the lump had grown. She referred me to the Breast Clinic and marked my referral as urgent and said that I should be seen within 2 weeks usually, but it may take a little longer with Covid etc. I rang the clinic last week, 2 weeks after having been referred, as I still had no appointment and they weren't able to tell me when I would get one. I am worried about this lump so I rang the GP again and asked if she could refer me privately, which she did on the 2nd of July. I now have an appointment for the 15th of July privately and still have no public appointment. I am trying to figure out the following: - If I attend the consultant privately does that mean that if I require further treatment after the initial visit it would all be done privately? - If so how do I go about figuring out what my insurance would cover or not? Any advice very much appreciated, Aoibh
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posted by aoibh92
07 July 2020

How do I find out if my health insurance covers further treatment if required or should I wait or public appointment?

Hi, I am 27 and noticed a small lump in my breast in May. On the 17th of June I saw my GP as the lump had grown. She referred me to the Breast Clinic and marked my referral as urgent and said that I should be seen within 2 weeks usually, but it may take a little longer with Covid etc. I rang the clinic last week, 2 weeks after having been referred, as I still had no appointment and they weren't able to tell me when I would get one. I am worried about this lump so I rang the GP again and asked if she could refer me privately, which she did on the 2nd of July. I now have an appointment for the 15th of July privately and still have no public appointment. I am trying to figure out the following: - If I attend the consultant privately does that mean that if I require further treatment after the initial visit it would all be done privately? - If so how do I go about figuring out what my insurance would cover or not? Any advice very much appreciated, Aoibh
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posted by Adrian33
05 July 2020

Triple negative breast cancer

Last reply: 2 months ago
My wife is going for a ct scan this week she found a lump on her breast and this is triple negative the doctor said its a small lung going by the mammogram and ultra sound and going by these two test it hasn't gone to the limpno she is having a ct scan on Tuesday is this to find out is it anywhere else in the body She is also starting chemo on weds we can't find much information on success rates anywhere or anyone that survived this type please help were bought scared
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posted by Adrian33
05 July 2020

Triple negative breast cancer

Hi first time on hear can any give me information My wife has just been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Has anyone gone through the same give me information on this type of cancer we are scared we can't find any information on this type She is going for a ct scan on Tuesday and starting chemo on Wednesday.
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posted by Ava
02 July 2020

Vaginal Dialators

Last reply: 2 months ago
I heard Vicky Phelan say that silicone dialators are now available rather than the hard plastic ones that I received during my radiation treatment. How would I go about getting them?
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