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Firstly, ensure that you attend for your mammograms! It was during a routine mammogram that a suspicious area was noticed. One week later I had to attend the nightingale centre for another mammogram and immediately after this was given an ultrasound and core needle biopsy. The following week I saw the consultant who confirmed that I had a cancer of the milk duct and surgery was required to remove it along with a lymph node/s which would be sent off for analysis and results will follow. This morning, 10 days after initial diagnosis, I attended the Nightingale centre at 0830hrs where I had a guide wire fitted and also dye to locate lymph nodes. Ladies do not be concerned at all - everyone at the nightingale centre was brilliant and it was a pretty painless procedure. By 10:45 I was on ward F16 and by 11:10am was ready for theatre. Operation was performed and I was back on the ward at just gone 1400hrs - at home now (1900hrs) and enjoying a lovely cup of tea ?. I would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff at the nightingale centre, all on ward F16 - the anesthetist and the whole team which looked after me during my operation. I would also like to say a big thank you to the consultant for his skill and professionalism. Throughout the whole experience I was treated in a dignified , but friendly and caring way. thank you !

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices Website and please accept our apologies for the delay which has occurred in responding to your post. We are pleased to hear that your experience was a positive one. Your compliments will be passed to the department who will share with alltl the appropriate staff. Staff are always grateful when a patient takes the time to to document their appreciation Kind regards Patient Experience Team UHSM

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