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  • Forum Post: Risk of infection

    My husband is about to start chemo for leukaemia following an initial diagnosis of MDS. Can anyone advise me whether I should continue working partime with nursery age children. I always seem to catch colds from them, but I feel it would do me good to continue working for the support from colleagues...
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  • Forum Post: Please help, advice mucious ovarian cancer 2c

    38yrs old, Diagnosed after Laparoscopic procedure to remove left ovary and mass with mucious ovarian cancer stage 2c due to cyst bursting during op grade 2. I was told by consultant and CIN nurse i would need to have laparotomy de bulking and then chemo. Iam currently 1 week post op and recovering well...
  • Forum Post: RE: Sick Pay query

    Hi George & Jackie Thank you for your reply and help on this matter, i am just battling with them all the time, and its really getting me down now. They dont have a clue at all, and like you say they dont care cause they have no need to care. Its so hard trying to educate them on what you have...
  • Forum Post: Has anyone had Topotecan

    Hi I am about to start my 3rd round of chemo and now going to be having Topotecan, and i am just wondering if anyone has had this chemo before, and how they found it, what side effects etc they had. Thanks Melissa
  • Blog Post: Hit By The Chemo Train

    Well, the chemo train eventually hit me on Tuesday. I've been suffering with pain and a little bleeding due to hemorrhoids, although I don't have constipation. I think it's more inflammation as Ibuprofen seems to help a little. I didn't take any for a couple of days as back pain was more...
  • Blog Post: Putting things into perspective

    12 days post tax, looking forward to going back onto FEC (am I mad?). Feel more normal today, I can eat and it doesn't hurt. Went shopping at Asda and had one of their breakfasts (a small one). I forgot to buy a new thermometer. I already have three, and none of them are very reliable!! Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Keeping A Secret

    Keeping A Secret When I first found my lump, I didn't think it was serious, so ignored it for about five weeks, I didn't even mention it to my husband. Then I decided it had to be dealt with eventually, so told him. He packed me straight off to my GP. She initially agreed with me, as the...
  • Blog Post: My cancer and my children

    Being told you have cancer is tough. But then you need to tell everybody else. The thing is there is no manual out there on how you tell your children, and once you’ve left the hospital after being diagnosed you’re pretty much on your own. No one else can really break the news to your children...
  • Blog Post: Listen up! Chemotherapy audio clips

    You can now listen to some of our information on chemotherapy as an audio recording. It’s important to Macmillan to make sure that our information is easy to access for as many people as possible. We’re testing out making some audio clips available on our website. If you or someone...
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