Struggling with the length of time taken to properly diagnose. Six appointments so far. DCIS area high grade confirmed in one area. MRI following didn’t show what they wanted. Further biopsy on second area and lymph node but biopsy missed target so has to be re-done. Consultant unclear on what lymph nodes show. It’s taken three months to get this far and being self-employed and 2-hours journey each way to hospital is taking its toll.  New appointment now for another biopsy but delayed due to Easter   I really just want to get on with a treatment plan. 

  • Hello KezH

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems that you've been having recently while the hospital is trying to get a clear and accurate picture of your diagnosis. It's understandable after all this time that you may be feeling frustrated and just want to move on with forming a treatment plan. Hopefully, this next appointment will give the team all the information they need to move forward with things. 

    If you think it may help to talk things through with one of our nurses you're welcome to call them. I know they will be happy to offer any advice and support they can. They're available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040 (excluding bank holidays). 

    I do hope you have some proper answers soon and that whatever the treatment plan, things progress smoothly. 

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator