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  • Blog Post: If the Haematologist is Santa...

    What does that make the radiologist? Chief fryer? King of all things butt-kicking!? Cancer Killer Extraordinaire? I'd be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive about my assessment for radiotherapy tomorrow but equally it's another step forward and there is no downside...
  • Blog Post: The Gift of Radiotherapy

    Yep you heard me, I am bloody thrilled! I had my appointment with the haematologist this morning (not that I keep banging on about it or anything) and went through the results of the tests. They took more blood but I guess that's part of their interest so why not. My lovely haematologist told...
  • Blog Post: Anyone would think my haematologist was Santa Claus

    My haematologist is definitely NOT Santa Claus, he's entirely beardless, but the fact I was so tired I could barely function or form proper sentences at work then returned home and realised tomorrow I'd see him and *bing* wide awake! It seems super wrong that I'm almost looking forward...
  • Blog Post: Squeezing two months into two days.

    I've come a little later to this blogging lark than I'd like and I feel if it's to be cathartic I need to get some of the finer and frankly less hilarious thoughts out of my head and into the world wide web. I apologise in advance. I'm naturally one of life's worriers. I grew up...
  • Forum Post: RE: salvage radiotherapy

    Hi Lloyd This involves radiotherapy to the prostate bed usually with hormone treatment before, during and after. Read my blog 'Salvage radiotherapy - another journey', which gives my prostate op history and an account of the radiotherapy over 33 sessions, finished at the end of May. This will...
  • Forum Post: RE: Newly diagnosed with Anal Cancer

    Good for you trying the positive route trust me that's the way to go and it's easier for me to say that now that I'm a four year survivor but to me it sounds like you we're caught early and believe me I heard that's the key the best of luck on your journey.
  • Forum Post: RE: Surgery or radiotherapy + hormones?

    Hi bluelou, My history is very similar to that of your Dad. I was diagnosed with PC at 58, with rising PSA from 4.2 to 4.6, Gleason 4+3 and decided on and had surgery to remove prostate in February 2005. Now, at 67, I have just finished a course of radiotherapy as PSA slowly rose from insignificant...
  • Forum Post: Newly diagnosed with Anal Cancer

    Hi, I am new to the site and at the beginning of my journey. I had a haemorrhoid operation at the end of April and thought everything was fine, and was called back last week to see the surgeon, and was told that they had found Anal cancer in one of the lumps they removed. The surgeon told me I will need...
  • Forum Post: Radiation enteritis and proctitis

    Hi all, this is the first time I have posted on here but I am looking to see if anyone else is going through similar issues. I am 26 and was diagnosed with stage 2b in September 2012. I underwent chemotherapy in the hope I could have an operation to remove the tumour without removing my ovaries. Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: The side effects of cancer treatment – webchat transcript

    Three experts recently joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions on the side effects of cancer treatment. Kate is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, Lizzie is a pharmacist and Lynne is a radiographer. They answered questions about the side effects of treatments such...