4 1/2 year waiting list NHS for lumpWatch
I can’t afford to go private as a consultation alone is over £200 and could be between 500-700 to get it removed.
Does anyone know what i could do? are there any private health insurances would accept me for a pre existing lump?
4 and a half years is ridiculous, if it turns out to be something you'll probably be terminal by that time..
the gp has passed the referral on so it is not the gps fault it’s so scary seeing so many people getting cancer diagnoses which are too late to treat and they can’t be saved
walk into the a&e and say you've had this lump for a while and it's started really hurting today and you're worried it's cancer.
you may have to wait like 4 hours, but they'll HAVE to take a look it, and you'll most likely be able to get a few tests/scans done too .....
4 years for a lump???? whatttt....Is it painful?
Also, how come the GP didn't do an urgent referral? By pre-existing, do you mean to say this lump has been around for years and did not just appear? If so, is that why they are willing to wait -.-
1. Ask your GP if they referred you as routine, urgent or on the HSC205 cancer pathway (if GP suspects cancer). You have to be seen within 2 weeks.
2. Go to PALS at hospital where you have been told the wait is 4.5 years. Ask PALS to investigate the waiting time.
3. Go to A&E if you need to be seen ASAP.