It wasn’t until I met Haresh Devalia in 2010 that I really felt in safe hands. He has been consistently fantastic from initial diagnosis, through treatment (three operations and radiotherapy) and every year since, when I have an annual checkup.
Haresh is not only a brilliant surgeon but also an incredibly kind and professional person who will make your cancer journey as easy possible, given the circumstances. I am so grateful to him for helping me through a very difficult time.
I have very subtle scars despite considerable surgeries, allowing me to lead a completely normal life.”
Read more about Selina’s amazing story via the Mail Online article, ‘For the first time since the diagnosis I felt like me again‘.
After getting over the initial shock of my diagnosis, Mr Devalia spoke about treatment plans and more importantly my future. What I found remarkable was how Mr Devalia talked a lot about my final surgery options and life after treatment, and not just about Cancer. It assured me of a positive future and more importantly, confidence of how I would feel about myself when I reached the other side. I decided to have a double mastectomy with an immediate reconstruction, as I was told during my treatment I carried the BRCA1 genetic flaw. A frightening thought.
I was given so many reconstructive options and I felt throughout the whole journey that Mr Devalia wanted to ensure I was comfortable and happy with our decisions.
I can’t tell you how happy I am, 2 years on, with my reconstruction. I can go out, wear what I want and flaunt myself in as many bikinis as I like! Not only did Mr Devalia save my life, but he gave me the opportunity to live normally after that very dark period. I can only thank Mr Devalia and his team for all they have done, although thank you will never be enough.”