Table 5.

Malignancy of undefined primary origin/carcinoma of unknown primary patient feedback survey outcome; total n=6

n%
Were you aware of a diagnosis of cancer before you met the acute oncology team?
 Yes583
 No117
During your first consultation with the acute oncology team, were you given an opportunity to ask any questions you may have had?
 Yes, completely583
 Yes, to some extent117
If you asked questions, did you get answers that you could understand?
 Yes, completely583
 Yes, to some extent117
Did you feel that the acute oncology team treated you in a caring and sensitive manner?
 Yes6100
Did the acute oncology team explain to you what would happen next?
 Yes, completely583
 Yes, to some extent117
Were you or your relative given an opportunity to discuss your life expectancy?
 Yes583
 Can’t remember117
When you met the acute oncology team, were you given the name and contact details of a specialist nurse in case you needed more information or support?
 Yes6100
Did you have the opportunity to meet or speak with your specialist nurse at your clinic appointment?
 Yes6100
Was there anything particularly good about the care you received?
 Very sincere, kind and a quick diagnosis.
 Everything was clearly and precisely explained.
 The doctors and staff in the cancer centre gave us time to ask questions and any concerns we had. They listened to us and answered us with clarity. We didn’t feel rushed.
 All the staff I met were caring and eager to be of help. The doctor and nurse explained things very clearly in language I could understand.
 All is to hand at reception and car park attached to centre is a godsend.
 The nurse responded to queries quickly and compassionately.
Was there anything that could have been improved?
 Delay from diagnosis to appointment with oncologist and Macmillan nurse.