"Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital

I had an immediate reconstruction after mastectomy. My new breast was created from my tummy area.The procedure is called a DIEP flap. I had not heard of it previously and thought how lucky I was to be offered this. My abdominal wall was destroyed in the procedure; my new breast was so huge it had to be reduced; and when my nipple was constructed it was put in the wrong place! So, with a diagnosis of cancer, I had to try and cope with all the devastating impact of prcedures that 'went wrong'.

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Response from Queen Alexandra Hospital

Dear Ms Henderson I am sorry to hear of your experiences and your concerns about the medical treatment provided to you. We would really appreciate the opportunity to look into this further. Could you please therefore contact our PALS Team at: PHT.Pals@porthosp.nhs.uk or via the free phone on 0800 9176039 to allow them to discuss this further with you. Kind regards. Mrs Johns, Complaints Officer

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