"All treatment has been very good/excellent"

About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / Clinical oncology The Princess Royal Hospital / Clinical oncology

(as the patient),

I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2005 and have received monitoring/treatment since then. I had a right mastectomy in June 2005 followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy and monitoring in 2006 to 2009 at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal. Cancer activity resumed in 2010 and I had further chemo treatment.

Chemo treatment in July 2010 induced a mild heart attack and I was referred to Christie Hospital trials Unit in Manchester in August 2010.

I have since received 20 months of treatment of trial drug AUY922, have suffered side effects of peripheral blind spots. I am now on an alternative drug trial. I have been checked by my option in August 2013 when missed spots were 28/68 in left eye and 29/68 in right eye.

A six month follow up showed increases of 37/69 left eye and 43/68 right eye. Central vision remained unchanged and my spectacle prescription has not been changed. The peripheral blind spots create a gloomy vision which is worse under artificial lights.

My optician send a report to my GP and Christies Hospital recommending annual/bi-annual retinal photography. All treatment has been very good/excellent.

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Response from Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. I will certainly share your comments with the staff. Regards Patient Experience Team

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Response from The Princess Royal Hospital

Thank you for your kind comments Di Davis Patient Advice and Liaison Service Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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