"First Class Care"

About: Kettering General Hospital

I went for my routine mammogram on 18/12/2013, I was recalled on 2/1/2014 where a repeat mammogram was done, I then had a scan where a lump was discovered it was approx 8mm in size and I was asked if I agreed to a biopsy being taken. The biopsy was taken and I was given an appointment for 9/1/2014 where I would receive my results from the biopsy. I went back on 9/1/2014 where I was informed that I had breast cancer, this was given by the consultant and he informed me of what was going to happen next.. I was then taken to a more comfortable room where I was introduced to a breast care nurse, who gave me all the relevent information that I needed about my care plan and a copy of my report, before leaving I was given a date for my surgery which would be 29/1/2014. I had a lumpectomy and a senitel lobe biopsy in the Treatment Centre. I arrived at 0730 on the day again excellent service from everyone in the Treatment Centre. I left at 15.30 that day with an appointment for the 13/1/2014 for the results of the surgery. This was a very anxious waiting time for me and my family. I went back and saw the consultant who informed me that he had removed all the cancer and there was no cancer in my lymph nodes. He then told me I would be receiving Radiotherapy and Hormone Treatment. I now await an appointment for Oncology and dates for my next course of treatment. Very impressed with how quick this was all done from diagnoses to surgery. I would like to thank the consultant and all the staff in the Breast Care Unit & Treatment Centre for being so professional and the team work ,this is an excellent delivery service. Also every appointment that I had was always on time. I am not back to see the consultant until February 2015 but if my further treatment goes as well as this I will be more than happy. If you have a genuine emergency Kettering Hospital always deliver excellent care. I would recommend this hospital.

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Response from Kettering General Hospital

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your positive experience at Kettering General Hospital. The staff within the Breast Care Unit & Treatment Centre pride themselves on a high level, professional, focused and caring service which is important especially as you mentioned it can be quite an anxious time not just for you but also for your family. Your kind comments have been shared with all of the team who are always pleased to receive such feedback.

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