"Follow up after breast cancer treatment"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Breast surgery Royal Bolton Hospital Breast surgery
Posted by emmi (as ),
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct 2007 and had surgery (twice) in Nov 2007 at The Royal Bolton. This was followed in Feb this year by 3 weeks (15 days) of radiotherapy. I was given to understand that I would need to return to the breast clinic every 3 months for the 1st year. What I want to know is, when will I receive my first appointment? Should it be 3 months after the surgery? 3 months after radiotherapy finished? 3 months from when I saw the oncologist (April 2)? When?
In some way, I feel 'abandoned'! Not in a "Oh woe is me" way but just because I haven't a clue what happens next. While I am not making an official complaint here, I have to say that the breast care nurse assigned to 'my team' didn't inspire me with much confidence that I could ring her and talk about my concerns. Hence here I am, in 'limbo', because I'm not at all sure what happens from here. Could someone get back to me please?