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posted by Cathyhyn
17 February 2020

Metastic breast cancer

Last reply: 6 days ago
I was diagnosed with cancer for the third time at Christmas . Am totally traumatised . Have had radiotherapy and am now on bone strengthening treatment every four weeks . Am very tired is this normal:
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posted by Iamstrong
15 September 2020

So scared

Last reply: 3 months 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 mo2020
16 September 2020

Stage 1 Ductal BC

Last reply: 4 months 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 daisypetal
16 September 2020

Breast lump

Last reply: 4 months 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 mrsmaggot
21 July 2020

Breast lump

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi all. I found a lump on my breast three weeks ago now. There is a history of breast cancer on in my maternal grandmother and great aunt. I’m only 36 but I’m really worried. I went straight to the gp who feels it is a cyst but because of my family history she said she would refer me urgently to the symptomatic breast clinic and I would be seen within 3 weeks. I’ve been going out of my mind with worry. I had heard nothing and rang a few times - today I learned that I have been triaged as a routine appointment and I will get an appointment at some stage’. I don’t even have a date. I am now sitting up crying and worried and I’m so angry that someone along the line hasn’t taken me seriously enough. I inquired about going private to my gp and she said there was no need, that I’d be seen within 3 weeks. I’ve looked at the breast clinic referral for pathways and it states that if I have a unilateral discrete mass I am considered an urgent referral. I can’t understand how I am considered routine with a lump and a family history. I know that I should be ok age wise but I also know a women a few years older than me who is currently going through chemotherapy and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m so anxious and angry. Can anyone shed any light on what has happened here and why the clinic are shrugging their shoulders? Thank you and I hope everyone’s ok xx
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posted by anne breen
10 September 2020

Acupuncture

Last reply: 4 months 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: 4 months 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: 4 months 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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posted by grasshopper
26 August 2020

So down

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi there, today I'm feeling so low, keep thinking of how long I've left.. 2 young kids and it's so difficult to enjoy the moment and make memories as everyone is telling me to do. I just can't do it, I'm so sad. .(metastatic breast cancer stage 4, terminal) 😥
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posted by Nala
28 August 2020

Recovered after Breast Cancer-medically induced menapause

Last reply: 4 months ago
Hi there, In April 2018, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, had Mastectomy- one breast removed 7.5 cm Tumour, then Auxillary clearance, port inserted, 6 months of Chemo and 15 Rounds of Radiation, on Tomoxifen. All good, thank God now. I was 46 at the time and after the first round of Chemo, I was put straight into Menapause. I actually was having a period when they did the first AC round. That was it and I was put straight into menopause. I had unbelievable hot flushes, night sweats. I started putting on weight and I cannot loose it. I tried going back to weight watchers but not a stir...it's like my body has shut down and I can't get it going again. It's so frustrating. Has anyone else has this experience and were you able to find a way to get the pounds down. I always was able to do that with weightwatchers ( more so than Slimming World). I have to say that the 2 issues are the hot flushes still....and weight gain. As you know, we can't take anything with Estrogen to help. Is there a way?! Help. Thanks,
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