Clinically suspicious of high grade skin cancer

My 23 year old daughter has received a referral this morning for a mole that was tested at the end of January- the letter says ‘clinically suspicious of high grade skin cancer’ She received the letter by email after she called the GP surgery as had not heard anything and the receptionist gave her the above information over the phone
She and I are understandably incredibly worried and she is not able to get any idea of how serious this is - she has been told to wait for her appointment in the next two weeks - but this is a very long time to not have any indication at all of what this could mean. 
I would appreciate any information at all please and thank you very much in advance. 

  • Hello and thanks for your post

    I'm sorry you have this worry about your daughter's mole.

    Waiting any length of time when you are both worried is stressful but this is a normal timeframe to be seen.

    It might be helpful for your daughter to ring up and ask for a telephone appointment with her GP who can explain things further to her.

    There is always the option of going private. I'm afraid I don't know how much it would cost or if it would speed things up by much. But in most hospitals now there is a Private Patient's Officer who may be able to advise on this further. The Private Health website has information about private hospitals in the UK and may also be able to give you some idea.

    Please get back to us if you need any more information or support.  You may find it helpful to talk things through with one of the nurses on our helpline.  The number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040 and the lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

    Kind regards