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Re: Dissmissive consultant

Hi Deebee  

 

Thanks for posting.

 

It can be difficult when you feel your concerns are not being taken seriously, especially if it isn’t explained to you why further investigations aren’t considered necessary.

 

It seems unlikely that your oncologist wouldn’t order investigations if he had any concerns, but it does sound like you haven’t felt reassured following your appointment.

 

As Jaybro says, it might be worth discussing your experience with your breast care nurse or your GP and you may want to consider asking for a further assessment of the area you are worried about.

 

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Re: Dissmissive consultant

Hi Deebee

 

It’s easy to feel not listened to - I get this with my oncologist sometimes, like my longer-term side effects are my imagination - so I really feel for you. Do you have a breast care nurse? If you do, contact her or her team, no matter how long ago you worked with her. She may have some useful advice. Otherwise I’d go back to my GP and say I’m not happy with the consultation and what can they do? Bear in mind though that the consultants do know what they are feeling; unfortunately they don’t often consider what WE are feeling in a different way!

 

Perhaps ringing the nurses at the number above might give you some reassurance? Good luck x

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Dissmissive consultant

Went back to see my consultant with new symptons in other breast.  He was very dismissive and said he would not do any further investigations until my annual mammogram in May.  He did a physical examination and could see and feel what I could.  Anyone any ideas on how to proceed.

 

Would he do a mammogram within a year if he was worried?