Anybody waited longer than 8 weeks for suspected skin cancer biopsy?


A few weeks ago, I read that there wait time for skin biopsies had gone up to 8-10 weeks (I originally got told 6-8 weeks). 
Has anyone waited longer than 8 weeks? Or has anyone received results recently, how long did you wait?

I’m on exactly 8 weeks today and all of a sudden feel anxious all over again.


  • Hello Francesca

    I'm sorry to hear that you're currently waiting for biopsy results. it's naturally an anxious time and certainly having to wait for quite a few weeks doesn't help. 

    We know from posts here on the forum that many people are waiting an extended period of time for dermatology biopsy results across the whole country. However, as you've now been waiting more than 8 weeks there's no harm in giving the hospital a call to ask when they think you may hear some news. Hopefully they will be able to give you a more accurate time frame of when you can expect the results. 

    If it would help to talk with one of our nurses about how you're feeling you're welcome to call them on 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040. 

    I hope you have some reassurance from the hospital team soon. 

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator