"Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

I have been attending the Victoria Unit since September 2013 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. From the moment I first attended after discovering a breast lump I felt reassured and 'safe' in the care of all the staff who attended me there. Everything was explained fully, I was treated with care and consideration for my situation, staff worked quickly and efficiently but with friendliness and compassion. Following surgery I have been attending the unit for chemotherapy treatment and I cannot praise the Chemotherapy Nurses enough for dealing so well with my anxiety, encouragement and positive attitude all the way through the months of treatment. I still attend until January 2015 to receive 3-weekly Herceptin injections. I chose to have these at the unit rather than at home as I can talk to the nurses about any side effects or other concerns I may have as I travel on my journey. A big thank you to them all.

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

Thank you for leaving your comment regarding your visit to the Breast Surgery department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. We are pleased you were happy with the service we provided for you, we are also pleased you found the staff friendly, caring and reassuring. We will be pleased to forward your comment to the department manager to share with the rest of the team.

  • {{helpful}} of {{total()}} people think this response is helpful