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  • 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...
  • Forum Post: Looking to meet other 30ish women with breast cancer...

    Hi all, New to the site; I'm currently undergoing four treatments for stage four breast cancer - I'm thirty and was diagnosed in December. I have great family, friends, doctors and support, but I don't know anyone else in anything remotely like a similar experience, and it feels like time...
  • Forum Post: Re: The Road Back To Work...

    Hello Dave Having gone through a similar treatment schedule - 30 x radio and 6 x chemo in 6 weeks - it took me almost months to feel remotely normal. I'm still taking a variety of drugs for the sore throat / mouth ulcers / lack of saliva, and I'm now managing lymphoedema in the neck region...
  • Forum Post: Re: My partner is beginning radio/chemotherapy soon.. How can I help him prepare..?

    Hello Anne You will hopefully get a lot of useful pointers here. One thing not mentioned: did your partner have a rig installed in the stomach? I certainly found this a godsend when it came to difficulty eating and taking drugs. If not, I certainly recommend soups (without chunks), plain yoghurts...
  • Forum Post: Re: First day of chemotherapy

    Hello Clive, Joycee is quite right; everyone is different, and there is no standard reaction to the treatment or the drugs. I had 30 sessions of RT and 6 of chemo (one each week), and I found that the chemo was both long days and left me with some nausea, even after I had taken the anti-emetics...
  • Forum Post: My partner is beginning radio/chemotherapy soon.. How can I help him prepare..?

    Hello! I'm new here.. My partner has been diagnosed with cancer in his neck and tongue, he's only 43 so it's been tough getting our heads round it.. Unfortunately the tumour is big and aggressive, so they cant operate.. Fortunately it hasn't spread anywhere else so far.. But that's...
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  • Forum Post: Mothers breast cancer- can anyone answer my questions?

    Hi, I'm Katie and I'm 19, my mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My mum's 52, doesn't drink regularly or much, doesn't smoke, and stays healthy. She's recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, which the doctors said was age related and not genetic. She had a routine...
  • Forum Post: Re: Hello people.

    Hello Mike, I did have one night of great pain from the cancer too, but after that all the pain was from the operations or the treatment (and you were right, having a tonsillectomy as an adult is ridiculously bad!). I did upset my ENT consultant after my treatment had finished, when I told him that...
  • Forum Post: Radio....hormones....chemo....hormones....what next???

    Hi all, I have never posted a discussion topic but always taken comfort and information from these wonderful prostate discussions. I am now after some specific and honest advice regarding my father. Here is the history as far as I understand it. 2011 -diagnosed with aggressive prostate Ca with seminal...
  • Forum Post: Hot flushes and menopause after chemotherapy?

    Hello everyone. I'm making this post on behalf of my mother. She began the menopause during chemotherapy. Throughout her treatment, she had several hot flushes which disturbed her sleep and general daily living, and they didn't help her anxiety, which was also very prominent during her chemo...
  • Forum Post: doubts on adjuncive radio therapy offer

    I had a consult with my Oncologist yesterday that has rather knocked me off balance a bit. Having had my first post chemo scan in late July, I was told over the Phone that the MDT had looked over the results and were happy that I was in remission (after 8 cycles of FOLFOX). I was rather happy with that...
  • Forum Post: Is my Dad getting better or getting worse?

    Hello, My Dad was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer in February of this year. He was told he'd had the tumour in his lung for about two months, that it hadn't spread anywhere else, and that he'd start chemotherapy immediately. He has just finished his 6 sessions of chemo, and he's...
  • Blog Post: Day 6 and recovering from Chemo........still!

    well i havent been on the last few days due to feeling so crap. i went home after my second radiotherapy treatment feeling so ill, i've been told to go and rest after my treatments though to stop them hitting me so hard. was lovely seeing my children again and being able to see my friends. ...
  • Blog Post: Day 1 of treatment and CLAN

    Well as i write this im sat in a darkened room (for my little girl who's fast asleep in her travel cot) in a strange place feeling quite uncomfortable. Today is the first day of my treatment on the road to get better, 28 days of combined radio/chemotherapy. im staying in a lace called CLAN Haven...
  • Forum Post: Manchester Support Group Open Afternoon - groups in other areas too

    Hi, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust have support groups all over the country for women living with or beyond a cervical cancer diagnosis and I volunteer as a co leader for the Manchester Group. We have an open afternoon on Wednesday 27th March 2pm to 4pm. The afternoon will give you the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Been a little while since my last blog

    It’s been over a month since I was on here last and a lot has happened. My December Chemo wasn’t that great, I felt ill after both lots with the one on Christmas Eve being the worst. My taste buds went haywire and everything tasted like nothing you would really want to eat! Christmas...
  • Blog Post: Where it all began ..........

    As I'm a few months down the road on my cancer journey, I will fill in the gaps prior to today. I so wish that I had started this earlier as my friends suggested! I am 54 years young, with three grown up children. On Monday 3rd September 2012, I visited my GP, with concerns about a breast...
  • Blog Post: Chemotherapy nearly over

    Where has time gone! Only one more week of chemo to come. I don't like to be a wimp but I must admit I have had a rough time the last to to three weeks. My consultant came and sat next to me while i was in hospital a week past Thursday and said with a smile "oh at last you like a patient on...
  • Blog Post: Coping with hair loss

    Bengu says that her first reaction to finding out that she had cancer was: “Am I going lose my hair?” It’s a question a lot of people ask – losing your hair is one of the most well-known side effects of cancer treatment . But how much and for how long varies from person...
  • Blog Post: Radiotherapy & Chemotherapy

    The time has now arrived to start my treatment and having so far had 7 consultations, 2 Colonoscopies, MRI & CT scans and several lots of bloods taken, my 25 sessions of Chemo/Radio are just around the corner…..however there is one more thing that I needed to consider before I start…...
  • Blog Post: Strength in style web chat - Friday 16th March

    Are you suffering from hair loss due to your treatment? Are you worried about losing your hair? Do you need advice on the best type of wigs to wear? Or simply want to ask more questions about how your hair may grow back or change? We launched the Strength in Style programme with TONI&GUY, which...
  • Blog Post: Christie consultation ( on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7:52pm )

    Quick note - Tuesday 30th June met with Dr Soe who was lovely. He explained my treatment to me, 5 and a half weeks worth. Timescale - 1 - 2 weeks I will have another CT scan (ohoh Gastrograffin not agreeable at all!) At this scan they will tattoo me, (unfortunately I don't get to pick a design, just...
  • Blog Post: How did YOU feel ?

    Not to sure if I've done this blog malarchy right but here goes... I was yesterday, 7th June, diagnosed with breast cancer, I have recently lost weight (intentionally) and this has left me with some stretch marks at the top of my boobs, I was putting some of that bio oil on about 3wks ago for...
  • Blog Post: My Brave Mum

    Hello to anyone reading this. My mum started complaining of shoulder pain in September 2010 it was stopping her playing golf and it was really getting her down She went to the doctors and was sent to physiotherapy and given steroid injections for tennis elbow. The pain increased and mum looked tired...
  • Blog Post: Life is a rollercoaster ...

    You know ... I used to say “ if only I could have a pound for every compliment I receive for them red shoes.” However, over the last few weeks it would be for each time someone has said to me “Go sh ... doesn't time fly ... where did that year go ...? ” These comments have...
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