Patients Breast cancer
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 09/07/2014 15:17
When diagnosed, how much did your doctors include you in your treatment plan? How does your plan look? Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy - or maybe a combination?
Good day to you all,
Beginning of the discussion - 24/09/2014Treatment plan for breast cancer https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/breast-cancer/treatments-for-breast-cancer/treatment-plan-for-breast-cancer-62
Posted on 24/09/2014 13:11
I was very much included. The doctors told me everything I needed to know about the different options, so i felt comfortable with the solution. Of course the doctors had suggestions as to what they believed to be the best options for me, but I definitely felt that they listened to me. I had breast-conserving surgery followed by chemo and then radiation and just finished. I was very pleased with this solution.
Posted on 04/05/2015 16:47
Don't forget this conversation which is really interesting and share with others!
All the best,
Posted on 02/08/2015 20:43
I was amazed that people had treatment plans. I was told what I was going to have and that was basically that. I feel like I am just going along with things and if I ask any thing I get the feeling that I am being stupid or not listen too. So much so I no longer say anything. I almost feel like I have been forgotten. Care Plan does not exist.
Posted on 18/06/2017 21:44
I was involved and given choices regarding surgery. I opted for mastectomy and reconstruction. I look better now than I did before, dropped a dress size:)
Posted on 03/08/2018 19:50
I wasn't given a treatment plan! I was told what they thought and never once was I actually included in discussions. I've spent 6 years arguing with just about everyone connected with cancer treatment to get my point across. I know I've been branded as difficult because I have opinions and am determined to express them!
I get the impression the so called treatment plan is actually a guideline for the doctors, patients are supposed to just turn up and be calm , compliant, accepting and above all grateful. I'm sure that's covered on page one !!
Posted on 03/08/2018 21:34
@maddoglady I know what you mean about being branded difficult. I too get that feeling, because I have been fighting this cancer, since it came back, six years. I know a lot more then I did, and I get the feeling that they don't like it. That doesn't stop me, so don't let it stop you.
Posted on 13/08/2018 12:39
Hi Shirley, I certainly won't!! Good luck, stay well and above all keep answering back! xx
Posted on 22/08/2018 17:50
You're both right to fight for the treatments that you need; best of luck with everything.
Posted on 22/01/2020 18:21
I keep hearing stories about women being left without support or direction after their diagnosis! This has got to change! It's terrible.