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"Disruption to Cancer treatment"

About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) / Breast surgery

(as a carer),

My wife is currently receiving chemotherapy at Treliske for triple negative breast cancer. She is responding well to the treatment but now, according to what we've been told, it appears to be uncertain as to whether she will be able to have surgery due to staff and resources being diverted to help with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We have strictly adhered to government advice to self-isolate, not going out apart from to attend hospital appointments. Surely, cancer sufferers are amongst the most vulnerable people at this time and their care should be prioritised? I feel that staff and resources should not be taken away at this crucial time.

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Response from Sarah Zee, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust nearly 2 years ago
Sarah Zee
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mermaid Centre,
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Submitted on 30/03/2020 at 14:32
Published on Care Opinion at 14:42


Dear Cornishman

Thank you for this post and I am so sorry that you both are so worried about treatment plans at this time. If your wife would like to call me here in the Mermaid Centre I am more than happy to go through her plan with her. Anything I do not know I will endeavour to contact the Consultants and find out for her.

Please take care both of you and stay well

best wishes

Sarah

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