"Very short waiting time in the clinic."

About: Fairfield General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

Very short waiting time in the clinic.

What could be improved

I was seen by an associate specialist in the breast clinic. He had a quick feel of my breast and told me therwe was absolutely nothing wrong with me, my pain was "totally hormonal" and "totally normal" and to "go away and forget about it". I argued for a scan and he reluctantly agreed but said I did not need it and would have to wait 8 weeks. 3 weeks later I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer that had already spread to the lymph nodes.

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