"Diagnosis of breast cancer at the Nightingale..."

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Early in 2013 I found a lump in my breast. Within 3 days of seeing my GP I had an appointment for breast screening and further tests. My whole experience of diagnosis and learning that I had breast cancer was, of course, very worrying, but made bearable by the excellent treatment from every member of staff I met that day. Nurses, radiographers, radiologists and a superb consultant surgeon were all skilled, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. If I could have written a wish list for the kind of treatment and attitudes I would have wanted, you ticked all the boxes, All staff were respectful, understanding and sympathetic as well as collaborative. I felt genuinely treated as a partner in my own treatment. I could not suggest a single area for improvement. Just keep up the good work and a huge thank you to all staff for delivering such a wonderful service. Jane Harper

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Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices Website. We would like to offer our apologies for the delay in responding to your comments. Your compliment regarding Breast Services will be passed to the appropriate manager who will share this with the staff concerned. Staff are always appreciative when a patient takes the time to give some positive feedback. Kind regards The Patient Experience Team UHSM

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