Annemieke Raatsie

I’d like to tell you about my experience of using Scar Treatment Cream.

On 6 January 2009 I had an operation at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam to remove secondary tumours caused by medullary thyroid cancer. The oncologist treating me, Prof. Gerritsen, and lung surgeon Prof. Paul had come to the conclusion that to save my life they would have to remove the left lower pulmonary lobe plus 9 lymph glands near my heart and a tumour between my gullet and the nerve in my vocal chords. This meant a serious operation lasting several hours and I could expect a lot of pain afterwards.

The incision they made went from just below my left breast to the back and then up to my shoulder blade. It’s a pretty big scar, about 40 cm long. They used suture clips – which look like staples – to close the wound.

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