"Breast Cancer Care"

About: Pilgrim Hospital

I was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago and had to have several operations at that time. I have just recently had reconstructive surgery. The care provided by the Breast Unit at Pilgrim Hospital has been excellent. and the staff in the Breast Unit and on the ward have all treated me with respect and kindness. Everything was always explained clearly and I have always felt I could ask any questions I needed to. I was encouraged to make choices where appropriate about my treatment and, with the exception of one consultant (who has since left the hospital) I always felt my concerns were taken seriously and my choices respected. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the anaesthetists who all respected my wishes to keep my insulin pump on so that my diabetes control was not interfered with, the staff in the Breast Unit who are always professional and kind, and the staff on ward M2 who took such good care of me.

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