"Thumbs up for RPA. "

About: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital / Clinical oncology (previously radiotherapy) Wollongong Hospital / Clinical oncology (previously radiotherapy)

(as other),

Despite initial misdiagnose by the GP and poor care and follow up from Wollongong Hospital, my wife's bowel cancer has been in remission for three years. After numerous operations to remove tumours we were told by her Colo Rectal surgeon that he wasn't sure of the next step because he didn't think she would live. Said she should just forget about it and see what happens. Instead she visited Professor Michael Solomon from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He immediately recommended an operation to remove the remaining tumour. Ordered scans, visits to other specialists who would team with him during the op. Had the op at RPA and has since been clear. Professor Solomon a true genius. A man who is involved in clinical research, is/was President of the Australia & New Zealand Colo rectal Surgeons Association, is head of research at Universities (many, many other distinctions - google him). To think that we had access to this genius Doctor within the public hospital system is a wrap for the health system in our State. I know they get bagged for bad experiences, and I think, rightly so, but our experience could not have been better thanks to this gifted Surgeon who I believe saved my wife's life. (She is also a mother of 5, a nanny to several, and a sister to several) and a good person. So if anyone reading this has Bowel Cancer (or other "gut" issues), go see this Surgeon and I think your life will more than likely be saved, if it can be, it will be. RPA - thumbs up.

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