"Very good all round staff, cleanliness..."

About: Kettering General Hospital

What I liked

I could not fault anything about the breast care treatment I received. All staff were fantastic very caring and understanding. My surgeon was the most amazing man and surgeon. I am so pleased with the surgery and the final outcome,totally happy.

What could be improved

Nothing very happy with all areas.

Anything else?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in sept 2010, the swift service meant by oct 2010 all test had been done and I was booked in for surgery.

My surgeon explained fully the options I had and that usually because of the size of my tumour it would be a mastectomy. He then said he had another way to try, if I wanted to. All was explained in full detail and I was given time to go away and consider.

I chose to try the lumpectomy and reconstruction, followed by 23 treatments of radiotherapy. This was all completed by feb 2011, then on 31st may 2011 I had the other breast reconstructed for symmetry. I now have 2 identical breasts (so amazing to achieve this). This has been a very tough few months but all the staff were amazing. Would highly recommend the surgery I had. I am a 45year old woman with the breasts of a 25year old , drastic way to get them but they are great.

Once again thank you to everyone especially the vey talented surgeon.

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Response from Kettering General Hospital 9 years ago
Kettering General Hospital
Submitted on 22/06/2011 at 16:57
Published on nhs.uk at 22:35

I am sorry to hear about the difficult time you have experienced recently. I would like to thank you for taking the time to put such positive comments about your care at Kettering General Hospital on the NHS Choices website.

Your comments are gratefully received and will be passed onto the teams concerned. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for the future. Many thanks.

Jacqueline Davis

Head of Nursing - Surgery & Surgical Specialties

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