I am Going through the necessary criteria to start on the Trials. Had the biopsy done yesterday and have to say I was quite frightened about having the procedure having had a biopsy taken when I was first diagnosed but at a different hospital.
I need not have had any concerns, The Royal Marsden with their amazing staff were just wonderful. From the Receptionist through to the nurses and doctor they were just fantastic. I was treated with kindness and understanding, the procedure was explained to me as was the use of pain relief medication. The nurses held my hand, chatted to me and I didn't feel any pain whatsoever. I was returned to the day unit where I had to rest for a few hours. I was offered food and drinks, had a television to watch and the nurses kept popping in to see if I was ok. Truly the best treatment I have received since being diagnosed 4.5 years ago. Wish I could have said the same about treatment from the other hospital when I had the hystorectomy.
I feel so privileged to be a patient of this amazing hospital, from what is written about other hospitals and from my own experience, I just wish all hospitals could be up to the standard of The Royal Marsden.
ECG and sight test to go through then if all is ok I will be given the trial drugs with the hope of shrinking the tumor.