"Cancer care and diagnosis"
About: Heartlands Hospital Heartlands Hospital Birmingham B9 5SS
Posted by Adrian Hampshire
My wife was diagnosed with late stage womb cancer and was admitted for a blood transfusion prior to chemotherapy. As soon as the word cancer is mentioned, especially late stage cancer your world falls apart, although we knew that the prognosis was not good I can't help but feel that delays and mistakes were made that certainly didn't give me confidence in the consultants/doctors. The nursing staff were very good and I'm sure they did there best, however the doctors and consultants seem to have a cold detachment and it almost seems that they use the nurses as buffers. Having said that there were a couple of night doctors that were exceptional. Since my wife died I have completely lost confidence in the medical profession and feel that if you need minor surgery that's Ok, however chuck a complex cancer into the equation and, well?