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How is your treatment reviewed?

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catchpole
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Re: How is your treatment reviewed?

Hi Sparkle,

 

To be honest ive been ,more impressed with the men radio therapists than the female ones. it was male one today and male one who originally noticed when i went for my pre assessment that there was a stitch still left from mhy operation 3 mths before.It should have disolved!.I dont get any men fondling my boobs these days ladies, so males ok with melol .  JUne

Sparkle-at-50
Member

Re: How is your treatment reviewed?

Thanks for sharing Rose, you didn't miss anything.

 

Sparkle xxx

Rosemaryanne
Member

Re: How is your treatment reviewed?

Can't recall having an actual review. On session 7 they did extra "measurements", and on most appts they asked about tiredness/nausea/ skin reactions, etc.(I'd put a lot of this down to Tamoxifen) I had a call about a week after it was over to check how I was. That was about it.

Reading these makes me feel that I probably didn't miss much!

Love, Rose

 

Sparkle-at-50
Member

Re: How is your treatment reviewed?

Thanks for the reply June. I asked for female only radiographers. I agree it's annoying that reviews seem patchy.

 

Sparkle xxx 

catchpole
Member

Re: How is your treatment reviewed?

Hi,

 

My weekly review was 10 mins no inspection of my  boobs, and they had made my treatment appointment over an  hour later.  god knows why. My friend who was with me said can you get the treatment a bit quicker, and they did but it seemed silly making the treatment appointment so much later.,ive never had a review of my tamoxifen. |Today i went for rads, and saw about the 8th radio therapist ive seen who said i was pinker than normal and was it my bra. I said no i was wearing soft bras, i hadnt worn a boned one since my op.  He then said well perhaps i shouldnt wear a bra, i said i was 32 c not big but i am very petite and slim and its a generous bust for little me and its not comfy not to wear a bra,  Then he said well as you ae fair skinned you probably have a very sensitive skin! Ive had 8 appointments with all these different people,  Dont you think someone should have noticed by now im a very fair skinned brunette, well dyed red but even if they think natural even more sensitive with blue green eyes My chest has no sun damage at all, cause i m so fiar skinned i never sun bathe its as white as a childslol. S urely someone should have noticed by now my skin is obviously sensitive.  He suggested creaming more.  Bit annoyed really, though i have had good actual treatment at my local hospital, they do seem to have a one size fits all attitude, and dont seem to allow for fact we all different shapes, sizes with different sorts skins etc.and reviews seem very patchy.  June

Sparkle-at-50
Member

Re: Weekly review

Hi Petal123

 

Many thanks for your reply.

 

Sparkle xxx

Petal123
Member

Re: Weekly review

I had my near the end of treatment review today, number 13/15 rads. Mine too was a sit down meeting with the same sort of questions. Said that the 'cooking' would carry on for 10 days after treatment then things would start getting better. Advised me to get Mepilex Lite dressings on prescription if I had any burning. Sparkle-at-50 I wouldn't have felt comfortable either with a review like yours if I was lying down. xx
Sparkle-at-50
Member

Re: Weekly review

Hi Kitt

 

Thanks for your reply. That sounds better than my reviews.

 

Sparkle xxx

Kittkatt
Member

Re: Weekly review

I didn't get a weekly review but did have a half way review. It was a sit down after my treatment with a specialist radiographer - chatted through most of the same sort of questions you're describing but no doubt in more detail. In with her for a good half an hour although admittedly some of that was just gabbing!
I hadn't expected to find it a good use of time since everything was going well but actually found it very helpful.
Kitt
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Sparkle-at-50
Member

How is your treatment reviewed?

My weekly review is a series of questions -

Are you tired?

How is your skin?

Any side effects from hormone therapy?

How is your throat?

Have you noticed any swelling in your breast or arm?

And possibly another question which I can't think of.

 

They ask me this when I am lying down, boob exposed and feeling vulnerable. Any concern I have is dismissed with a quick "it's normal" with no explanation as why it is normal or "keep an eye on it". I just started answering fine or no to all the questions as I wanted it over asap. Any concerns I had I contacted BreastCancerCare who are wonderful and reassuring. 

 

Anybody care to share their experience of the weekly review they have. Thank you.

 

Sparkle xxx