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posted by CarolineM
25 April 2020

Pain 4 weeks after core biopsy

Last reply: 5 months ago
I had a core biopsy 4 weeks a go and was diagnosed with incapculated type of breast cancer. Am waiting to be called for operation but with covid_19 . I'm having pain in the side I had the biopsy radiating into my back. Is this normal .it's all so frightening just sitting here waiting and worrying thank you Caroline
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posted by loxontherox
24 April 2020

Mole Excision

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi, On Feb 21st I met a consultant (privately) who expressed concern upon examining a suspicious mole on the bridge of my left foot. He told me he would get an appointment for me to have it removed in the following fortnight. The next week on the 28th I received a phone call with an appointment made for the Monday March 2nd. He removed the entire mole along with extra tissue surrounding the mole and underneath the mole and informed me he was marking 'urgent' on the tests and he hoped to have results within 2 weeks. Before I left the hospital the nurse handed me information for my GP (I had 2 layers of stitches and the top layer needed to be removed after 2 weeks) and she said it would be 6 weeks before I get the results. It is now nearly 8 weeks and I haven't heard a dickie bird. I understand the Covid-19 is delaying labs and test results, but I thought I would have heard something by now, Is anyone else waiting as long as me?
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posted by Jessi
21 April 2020

Lung Cancer with extra bits

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi lovely people, two weeks ago I got that news, it's lung cancer( non smoker),41 yes of age, first meeting the oncology team said PET scan showed it was also in my thyroid, spine and hip bone...I'm starting Chemo this Friday, the reality will kick in then... My question is what questions to ask the doctors and nurses again, suppose a lot of it past me by.... Regards Jessi
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posted by Michael2001
21 April 2020

Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma - CBD Oil?

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi, My father has just been diagnosed with Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma. Just want to speak with anyone with similar diagnosis. He is 69 years old and it seems to be in one node at the moment. Starting chemo next week. Just trying to reach out and see if anyone is in the same boat. Also wondering about the use of CBD oil in conjunction with CHOP chemotherapy, if anyone uses CBD oil or how have they found it? Thank you.
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posted by ICS Nurse Aileen
20 April 2020

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshops

  Look Good Feel Better is a charity that helps boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of women undergoing cancer treatment. Their dedicated team of volunteer make-up artists run workshops across Ireland where women undergoing treatment are invited to attend. During COVID-19 many cancer treatments continue and like all of us in these uncertain times they have found new ways of providing their workshops. Their virtual workshops and informative tutorials will help you with some of the issues you may be experiencing as well as giving you the opportunity to connect with others. To sign up for a ‘virtual make over’ visit their website: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.ie
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posted by mairead33
01 April 2019

Ileostomy reversal

Last reply: 5 months ago
I am presently recovering from rectal cancer surgery December 2017 and had an ileostomy reversal in April 2018. As my bowel motions are still quite erratic I would like to connect with others who have had an ileostomy reversal experience to ascertain perhaps how long it took for the bowel motions to settle or what their experience has been. Thank you.
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posted by pet
13 April 2020

Help please 😢

Last reply: 5 months ago
How do I tell our babies terminal cancer has been diagnosed. Can't get our own heads around it, what do we do , in shock and heartbroken.
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posted by Irish Cancer Society
06 March 2018

Tell your bowel cancer story

Last reply: 5 months ago
If you or someone in your life has been affected by bowel cancer and are interested in sharing your story, consider becoming a media volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society. Sharing your story can help to raise cancer awareness, inform people about our services, appeal for volunteers, and bring reassurance to cancer patients and their families. After you express an interest in becoming a media volunteer, we would discuss with you how best to share your story, getting your permission before publishing or broadcasting.
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posted by Samsung130
15 April 2020

Tamoxifen Worries

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hello There. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January. Had a mastectomy in March. Now I've to start Hormone Therapy. Tamoxifen and an injection every month. I have come away from my appt with Oncology with worries n doubts. I have not read 1 good thing about Tamoxifen.. it just seems to be torture. I'm very reluctant to even go get the prescription.. Why are Oncologists prescribing it, when the feedback is so awful? I'm 33. Due to get married this year and just cant cope with the thought of this. It's already causing me major stress, anxiety and I have not even started it.
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posted by fifi
14 April 2020

breast cancer

Last reply: 5 months ago
hi.3 weeks ago i was diagnosed with stage 1 to 2 breast cancer. im to have lumpectomy and then radiotherapy. first i have to wait for an mri scan.ive been waiting 3 weeks is this normal and im a bit anxious because ive not started on any medication or anything while im waiting for mri.thank you
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