16 Cancer Blogs from Ireland

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Gemma

Gemma
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Dcis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lumpectomy and lymph node clearence 2008,ovaries both large tumour 2010, total gastrectomy and lymphs around stomach area 2015, speenectomy 20 percent pancreas and 20 percent removal of bowel. Difficlulty eating cant gain weight, nigjt sweats,pian in joints and bone, muscles.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.

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Louise

Louise
Bio: my name is Louise Warner 44 years old i'm undergoing treatment for breast cancer
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Breast Cancer Symptoms: i had no symptoms just had mamogrammes due to history in family
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: had a lumpectomy in september 16 tho margins weren't clear enough so had a second but a second biopsy showed anothe tumor so had a mastectomy and expander reconstruction in november
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: first session of chemo on the 2nd feb 2017

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Eric

Eric
Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Prostate Cancer Symptoms: little or none prior to diagnosis
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Invasive. Post op issues : mild incontenence, ED and depression

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TinaK

TinaK
Bio: ~~~I'm an American living in lovely Ireland.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular B-Cell Grade 3b/e/s
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Night Sweats, fatigue, high WBC
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymph node removal and biopsy 3 bone marrow biopsies
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP 21 Round 1, July 19, 2010 (extreme drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pressure, swelling of hands, feet and face)

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Brenda

Brenda
Bio: I was diagnosed with stage 1b2 Cervical Cancer on the 11th of Feb 2011 just two weeks after i delivered my second little girl. My gynecologist found the lump during a routine examination when i was full term of my second pregnancy. I had a biopsy two weeks after i delivered and got the news that week that we all…more
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: none whatsoever....
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: laporoscopy to remove lymph nodes caused dead legs.....
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: nauseousness....

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Jeedee

Jeedee
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma Stage 3
Breast Cancer Symptoms: Lump in breast.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1.Radical mastectomy October 24th 2007 Immediate reconstruction October 24th 2007 2.Reconstruction after Capsular Contracture following radiotherapy Jan 2008 3.Reconstruction surgery continued June 2008
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy 4 X AC - side effects - extreme nausea, hair loss, fatigue. Neulasta - bone pain. Chemotherapy 4 X Taxol - Peripheral neuropathy, nausea, bone pain, loss of balance, extreme fatigue, hair loss, low blood platelet count.

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Sean

Sean
Cancer Type: Stomach Cancer
Stomach Cancer Symptoms: colon cancer 1989 (surgery and full recovery) bowel cancer 2006 (surgery and full recovery) stomach cancer 2006 (total gastrectomy and full recovery)

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Davya

Davya
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: neck resection and removal of 55 glands of which 4 lymph nodes were cancerous but luckily encapsulated
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment

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Ausra

Ausra
Cancer Type: Cervical Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Christine

Christine
Bio: A single mum from Germany living in lovely Ireland. To be precise in Tralee, County Kerry. My daughter, 13 and our two cats make up our unique and sometimes wonderful insane household. I am a writer all my life and even now again writing saves and heals me. Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer March 30th 2018 threw our world into a huge unknown…more
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Triple Negative
Breast Cancer Symptoms: None. I found the lump myself in my left breast and was operated right away. Very early stage, four lymphnodes removed and all free. Margins not and still quite a few DCIS in the breast. Scheduled for mastectomy later in the year and opting for a double mastectomy. Undergoing treatment right now since June 11th 2018.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Lymptectomy in April 2018 Follow up surgery to shave off DCIS April 2018 Mastectomy scheduled for (hopefully) late 2018
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biweekly 4 A/C - from June 11th 2018 until July 2018 - Fatigue, dry mouth, Hair loss, doing quite well thank god 21 weekly Rounds of Taxol scheduled from August until October....

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