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by biggles
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

I have just had some information from Amoena, who make breast prosthesis and bras and such like. By chance I was looking at prosthesis for swimming and up popped an article about drains after surgery. It is here and may be of interest. ;) http://www.amoena.com/uk-en/your-lifestyle/drain-wound-care/
by biggles
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

Hi Jan,
Silly question - if her surgeon was on a visit yesterday, what did he/she advise? I'd follow the surgeon's advice if possible.
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Cancer Information and Support
Topic: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.

Goodness gracious!!!!!!!! What a super idea. Interesting too that a reconstruction doesn't stretch to a nipple. I have a prosthesis and, although I haven't bothered, I could buy a nipple to stick on and can well understand that is a necessity for some people to boost their confidence and feel more &...
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 2026

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, It is likely that Karen is right - unless there is a real degree of urgency - there always seems to be a delay between an operation and radiotherapy. I believe that is to ensure that the skin in the operated area has healed and also that your body has recovered from the op itself. In my c...
by biggles
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 2026

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Cheryl, What an excellent result, I am so pleased for you. My experience of breast cancer treatment was some years ago but I can tell you that, for me, radiotherapy was tiring because it was tedious! Every day (Sat and Sun excluded) for five weeks, in my case, seemed an eternity. On burning, y...
by biggles
Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 2026

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your story, it is always helpful to know what to expect........the unexpected is always a worry. It sounds as if it all went according to plan and good news about the ganglions :D Fingers crossed now for the follow up. Take it easy, not only was it a long day but it will have b...
by biggles
Sat May 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Your journey with cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 4077

Re: Your journey with cancer

Yes, me too. Having had cancer back in 2006 and still around to tell the tale, I also found the battle analogies unhelpful. And any implication that it was my fault was downright insulting!! It is also very upsetting to those who have 'fought and won' only to find that the d*mn thing comes back some...
by biggles
Thu May 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Prostate cancer
Topic: Blood test could personalize treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Blood test could personalize treatment

Hi I've not posted for a while but always keep an eye on the news. I thought this new research to tackle advanced prostate cancer could be a big step forward. :) Apparently this new blood test could see in advance, before chemo, whether the drugs might work. To my mind, anything which cuts out unnec...
by biggles
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: An American view of French healthcare
Replies: 2
Views: 3855

Re: An American view of French healthcare

Hi there, I'm really sorry that your experience has been so negative. I too have been lucky and have found the care more patient centred than I expected. Of course, it depends on the specialist and presumably the location also plays a part. I suppose we can only speak as we find and I do hope that y...
by biggles
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: New treatment for bowel cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 4542

Re: New treatment for bowel cancer?

Hi Goldenoldie, Sorry to read about your sister, that must have come as a shock to you and your family. I would certainly endorse what you say about going to see your doctor if you have any abnormal bowel/intestinal symptoms which don't go away within a sensible time. If you wait too long you, you c...

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