Living with cancer
posted by soconnor
05 September 2020

Change of Oncologist - advice needed

Last reply: 5 months ago

im 2.3yrs post treatment for Rectal Cancer with a permanent Colostomy.

Really happy with consultant in a private hospital(im private patient). Hes asked twice to move me to another in team. 1st time said no, then relented said yes, I felt guilty. Now the person responsible for my life, forgive dramatics, ive never met and obviously knew little about my history. Only looked at current bloods. I never realised the relationship with my Onco was so vital to me. Now im so upset. What do I do?

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commented by Cancer Nurse
08 September 2020

5 months ago


I am so sorry to hear how upset you are. It is understandable that your relationship with your consultant of over 2 years was invaluable to you. I do not know why you were encouraged to change consultant. If you could phone our Supportline and discuss the details further we may be able to clarify with you why this suggestion was made and what you might be able to do about it. Our phone number is 1800 200 700 and we are here Mon-Fri 9-5. We are all cancer nurses here and you can be reassured that all calls are confidential.

Kind regards

Cancer Nurse

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