After my scans, I waited a week to meet the consultant. This was probably the hardest time of all.
When you meet with the team for the first time, you won’t remember important details, so give that job to someone else.
You’re waiting to hear how bad things are – will you survive or not, and what are your chances of survival? The details will get lost in your emotions. Everything may make sense at the time, but you’re bound to forget shortly after, as you’re still processing.
STAGING: THE LEAGUE OF FEAR
Two of the most commonly used staging systems are a numbered staging system and the TNM staging system. See the MacMillan site for more.