Hi my name is Fay. In October last year I was diagnosed with uterine cancer stage one and was operated on recently. I was diagnosed in one hospital & operated on at another hospital. I feel that this is causing a great deal of confusion for me. I was told by the first specialist that I had uterine cancer stage one and also had three other spots on my lung spleen and adrenal gland. At the second hospital where I had my surgery I was checked upon by telephone, I asked the doctor about my 3 other spots & was told that they were just scars & was told that I probably got the lung spot from a pneumonia or bronchial illness. I had to see my GP this week for something else & was told by her that I do have 3 other spots & not actually scars. Very upsetting because I am being told one thing from one doctor at one hospital & then another at a different hospital in a different department another story & then a different story by my GP. I didn't even get to meet my surgeon before my operating date, only on day of surgery and all followup appointments were done by telephone. In a time when you need reassurance is this what Medicare is now no personal preappointments & followups done over the phone. Especially when you are on your own.
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