I’m relatively familiar with cancer as I know people with the condition. A couple weeks ago my mum felt a lump in one of her breasts, she got an appointment at the doctors and the doctor also felt this lump. She’s been getting increasingly worried and stressed about what she fears may be breast cancer.
Today has been a bad day for her as she feels sick and has pins and needles up and down her arm. I know she hasn’t been officially diagnosed with cancer however I am worried. I asked her when she could go to the hospital for a scan and for further checks and she was told organising an appointment could take months. I’m not happy with this as I know the sooner found then the better it can be for the patient.
I was thinking about phoning the doctors tomorrow on her behalf and asking if I can arrange an appointment ASAP however, as I’m not 18 yet I’m unsure if I’m eligible to do that. If anyone knows who I should contact or what I should ask any advice would help, I also don’t know whether or not to speak about it openly with my mum yet as I’m sure it’s still a really sensitive topic.
Thannk you all in advance x