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posted by ICS Nurse Aileen
09 April 2020

Hi from the Cancer Nurseline Nurses

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi Everyone We are the nurses who work on Cancer Nurseline. We answer direct enquiries from the public about cancer through Cancer Nurseline and our email service. We look forward to answering your questions in the Ask The Cancer Nurses topic area of the Online Community.  We all have quite a bit of cancer nursing experience behind us and we enjoy our work here at the Irish Cancer Society. If you have a question for us you can call us on freephone 1800 200 700 or ask it here. We are open Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday - Sunday 9am-5pm. We look forward to hearing from you! 
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posted by mac77
07 April 2020

melanoma

Last reply: 2 months ago
just found out a mole i had removed is cancerous, feeling very anxious. I keep telling myself "cop on ull b grand".
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posted by Gercar
08 April 2020

Breast Cancer

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi Everybody, I hope you are all keeping well at this difficult time. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage 1, HR Positive and Her2 Neg last week. The multidisciplinary team have decided that the best treatment for me at the moment due to Covid 19 is hormone therapy for 3 months followed by surgery and radiotherapy. I am concerned as I know that the surgery is normally done first in this diagnosis but it is too risky at the moment. I also will not start the therapy for 2-3 weeks and I am wondering two things, (1) Is the 2-3 week wait normal and (2) Has anybody else had the hormone treatment first and what was the outcome.
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posted by Cathyhyn
17 February 2020

Hello

Last reply: 5 months ago
Is anyone using this
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posted by shaz
07 April 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi folks hope you are all having a good day and keeping well. I've just come from my hospital appointment. I got the dressing changed and healing well but the drains remain in for another week. I recieved my treatment plan. I have to start Chemo in 3 week for 6 months followed by 6 weeks of radiothearphy. I'm trying to get my head around all of this imformation. I have to meet the Chemo team Wed in prep for Chemo. Just hope I have the strenght to fight this. Hugs Sha x
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posted by Miriam
05 April 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hello, my mother was just diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. She is starting hormonal therapy tomorrow. Any advice on how I can help ease her worries and anxieties and my own!? Is there anything I can tell her to prepare for possible side effects? Thanks in advance. It’s a worrying time
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posted by scarke
05 April 2020

my father in law

Last reply: 5 months ago
My father in law is currently in a nursing home which is under lockdown. He has advanced non hodkins and appears to be getting very breathless which is a new thing. When we speak to him he is v breathless and has had a cough. We are waiting to speak to a nurse later about his O2 levels. We are obviously very concerned now as the community palliative team have not seen him since Nov and they cannot visit him. Has anyone got any suggestions as to what we can do? thanks.
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posted by rsheehan
04 April 2020

Re: Wigs

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hi all, My mam was recently diagnosed with cancer, unfortunately, and she is hopefully beginning chemo asap. Therefore, she is planning on getting a wig. However, we are clueless about this, and would appreciate any help, comments, suggestions and thoughts etc. She is not sure whether to get a real hair wig or synthetic, as she is aware just how costly real-hair wigs can be. Her main questions are: which type of wig would be the most comfortable? The most practical? Which would feel nicest wearing it?.. Appreciate any help at all! All opinions welcome! Thanks.
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posted by Girlslikeme
01 April 2020

Node removal and cording

Last reply: 5 months ago
Hello all, Anyone have any experience of cording after removal of node ? Thanks
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posted by shaz
31 March 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
Good morning folks. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with invasive ductal cancer. Grade 2. ER / PR positive. Her2 negitive. It was in my axilly nodes and is positive also. I had a lumpectomy and axilly clearance last Tuesday. Just wondering if anyone had this type of cancer and what treatment followed after the surgery. Sha xx
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