"Breast Clinic"

About: Kettering General Hospital

I was recalled after a routine mammogram after calcifications were found in my right breast. I had further mammograms, ultrasound and a breast biopsy which showed I had Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, DCIS for short. I was advised I would have to have a Wide Local Excision plus Wire Localisation. The morning of the operation I had the wire placed which didn't hurt. I didn't have to have anything done on my armpit, so that was a relief. The operation was done at the Treatment Centre by a surgeon who was so kind and caring as were everyone of his team. I was taken to the operating room at 12.30, was given the anaesthetic, the last thing I said was 'my back is hot' and the next thing I new was waking up in the recovery room. The time was 13.50 as the clock was opposite my bed. Once I was okay I was taken back to the ward and was given a well earned cup of tea. I was home by 4pm and given my results appointment for 2 week later. That soon came around, I was very nervous but the results were good. They had got it with clear margins. I just have to have radiotherapy as a precaution. From the time of my diagnosis, operation and results I have been treated with so much kindness. At one time it felt if I was living at kettering General as I was there so often. For myself, my husband and my family it has been such an emotional time with many tears cried with the breast nurses and my family. I cannot thank them enough. I will be eternally grateful for everything that you did for me.

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Response from Kettering General Hospital

Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience of the care and treatment your received from all the staff who were involved in your recent admission and treatment. It is important to hear that as well as the good care received by you from the surgical and nursing team at the Treatment Centre on the day of your operation, it is fantastic to hear of the support that the Breast Care Team gave you at what must have been quite an anxious time for you and your family. Your kind comments have been shared with all of the team involved in your care who are always pleased to receive such feedback.

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