"My cancer journey"

About: Burton Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat Royal Derby Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat Royal Derby Hospital / Oncology

(as the patient),

When I was told I had cancer of the larynx it was terrible.

I just couldnt believe it was happening to me. I felt very scared but the doctors and nurses were amazing, so very kind and patient.

I was told I would receive a telephone call later that week to tell me what treatment I would be offered and given a number to ring to speak to a nurse and ask any questions I needed to.

I was admitted to hospital a couple of weeks later for an operation then I had 6 weeks of radiotherapy treatment with all that entails, many scans, 5 years of follow up appointments / check ups and met some wonderful people along the way.

I cannot praise the NHS highly enough for the wonderful treatment I  received, I am truly thankful and will be for evermore,  

Responses

Response from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Good afternoon

It was very kind of you to take the time to write to the hospital; I am pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you wish to express your grateful thanks to the Cancer Unit.

I will forward your kind comments to the manager for the cancer services to share with all the staff. Thank you again for taking the time to write into the hospital it is appreciated and I hope you are feeling better.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service(PALS).

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