"Medical Oncologist Dr"
About: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital / Cancer Centre Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Cancer Centre Nedlands 6009
Posted by neptunezz85 (as ),
Late last year, my Oncologist resigned from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and moved on to a new position in Melbourne. They were a very good Dr and had the fighting attitude, which I believe suited me, being so young and not ready to give up without a fight.It is now 5 months later and I have not been assigned a new Oncologist who looks after my case. I am aware that I will not necessarily see this Oncologist every visit however, I feel like I am a piece of paper floating in the wind and very easily forgotten. It should not be the role of the patient to fight for their treatment, we have enough to deal with on a daily basis.
I believe I am different from other patients, in that I like to understand what is happening and feel I cope better when I have more knowledge about what is going on. Ask yourself this question: Would you be happy to have ongoing treatment for cancer without any Doctor/Specialist assigned to your case, to oversee your treatment? Particularly, when the SCGH Head of Department in Medical Oncology I believe is on 6 weeks annual leave.