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 03:44AM

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021 03:44AM

newnorm wrote:


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 7/27/2017 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 10, 2021 06:52AM 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-, HER2- Surgery 2/3/2013 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 2/10/2013 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 2/28/2013 Whole breast: Breast Radiation Therapy 4/29/2013 Whole breast Chemotherapy 1/29/2018 Other 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 6/1/2018 Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Surgery 7/23/2018 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 7/29/2018 Other Radiation Therapy 7/29/2018 Whole breast 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- Dx 3/2020, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 3/18/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/19/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/29/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/1/2022
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Mar 10, 2021 06:59AM - edited Mar 10, 2021 06:59AM 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 06:37PM 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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Dec 24, 2021 11:32PM bonnie7 wrote:

Eva Nagy is impressive! Good luck x

Dx 2002, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2005, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Surgery Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery Reconstruction (Right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery

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