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Topic Daily living with cancer

Exchange experiences and ask questions about day to day life with cancer

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the waiting game....

Started by Anonymous on 03 June 2017 at 09:19

i am struggling with my journey so far... diagnosis in a telephone call during a shopping trip .......15 days later been to preassessment clinic got my physiological being checked out....received no information as the nurses were unaware why i was getting surgery....got my gp to read out from the hospital update the type of cancer i have and did my own research.....

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    From SusieQ  
    05 June 2017 at 10:39

    Hello,

    How worrying for you - having the news given by telephone, with no follow up, or information. It sounds a distressing experience. The pre-assessment appointment may not have helped your confidence either.

    As Keith says, once we know what you're dealing with, I can guide you to the information you need - from reputable websites.

    I'll message you personally to introduce myself, and you can talk through what might help, as you prepare for surgery and beyond...

    Warm wishes

    Sue


  • From Anonymous
    04 June 2017 at 21:06

    Hi Angel,

    That sounds awful. Perhaps you could give some more info about your cancer, as it's difficult to give comment without specific details.

    All The Best

    Keith


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