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Topic: Recommendations for Oncologist in Sydney

Forum: Australians and New Zealanders Affected by Breast Cancer —

Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021 04:44AM

Newnorm wrote:

Hi

Can anyone recommend a good Oncologist in Sydney. Every time I go to my onc I am kept waiting, and waiting. Today I waited for 75 mins, for an appointment that was scheduled for noon. I understand they are busy, but I just feel that is unacceptable. The reception even texts a few days prior to confirm the appointment. I think it might be time for a change. Any suggestions welcome. Thank

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/6/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2017 Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/28/2017 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 10, 2021 07:52AM helenlouise wrote:

hi new norm,

there is a topic called Australian sisters on this site. If you search for it and maybe post there. It is not very active but I would imagine other Australians have it marked as a favourite. Otherwise you might get some direction posting on Facebook. I’m a member of pink sisters Australia and New Zealand. Maybe try there.

Good luck.

Dx 1/2013, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/3/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/28/2013 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/24/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/23/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/27/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 8/27/2018 Dx 4/2/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/16/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (DUAL) Dx 3/2020, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (DUAL) Targeted Therapy 3/18/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/19/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Mar 10, 2021 07:59AM - edited Mar 10, 2021 07:59AM by Moderators

Hi ladies! Here is the Australian Sisters thread! Good luck, Newnorm! And thank you, helenlouise, for the suggestion!

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Mar 10, 2021 07:37PM MinusTwo wrote:

NewNorm - I am not in Australia, but I wanted to add my experience.

I based my entire treatment on the MO that I really wanted & dearly loved (he has since retired). He spent as much time with EVERY patient as they needed - including me. I always scheduled my appointment for the last one of the day. Frequently he was an hour+ behind. But I knew that every single person had his whole concentrated attention all day, every day. That was extremely valuable to me.

I would not put up with that for other docs, but my MO was a true gem.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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