"Rectal cancer"

About: Wycombe Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

When I was diagnosed the consultant informed me I should go for a rectum removal & have a colostomy bag fitted or chemo/radiotherapy . the doctor was not happy when I chose to have the chemo/radiotherapy.

ok...the radiotherapy in the groin area was very painful towards the end ....going for a pee was like acid attacking my vagina plus I could not hold my waterworks but since then no problems....

when you think that I was recommended to have a colostomy bag fitted ....I am so happy I stuck to my guns & since the CT scan shows 'no significant abnormalities' & apparently I was in stage one of cancer - why recommend that horrendous choice! ! ?

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Response from Anthony Banton, Patient Experience Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear responder

Thank you for your comments about the care you received whilst in our hospital. If you would like to take any of the concerns you have raised further please contact the PALS department on pals@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

Bucks healthcare.

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