Angela, Macmillan breast cancer nurse specialist

Angela, Macmillan breast cancer nurse specialist


Angela: My name is Angela Sheldrick I’m a Macmillan breast cancer nurse specialist I’ve been in post for twelve years and I work at Milton Keynes NHS Trust Foundation Hospital As a Macmillan nurse, we’re able to offer continuity of care We get to know women, right from the start from diagnosis, during their treatment, and at follow up when a woman or a man is nearly diagnosed with breast cancer it’s a life changing experience for them and they feel alone, and very isolated and some people are very wary of asking for support. I would encourage them to take that step and to use the service because although they feel nervous, if they did talk to us I know they will feel better. Breast cancer is very treatable. The key to it is early diagnosis, so we do a lot of health promotion locally. Anybody can be affected by cancer. But that’s what we’re here for. We’re here to help: emotional support, practical support, we are there for the patients but we’re also there for their family members. You can come in to see us, you can give us a call. We’re there for you.

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