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Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 11:05

Hi, I found large lump 2 days ago. Saw GP yesterday. Referred to breast clinic to be seen in 2 weeks. Am I best off going private for the initial assessment now rather than waiting?

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 11:41 in response to polished2

Hi polished2

Welcome to the forum, sorry you find yourself here. With regards to going private, I ts entirely your decision but even though I could afford to go private I decided to stay in the NHS, I wanted continuity of care. 

Let us know how you get on x

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 11:45 in response to polished2

Hello love, although I know you want to get everything done asap, I feel the NHS route works very well.

Its scary finding a lump, and your knee j e r k reaction is to take action immediately....of course if you have private health care insurance it wouldn't hurt to enquire...but ultimately our NHS ( in my experience) has been outstanding....

let us know how it goes? Xx

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 13:46 in response to Magpiemaggie

Thankyou fir your reply x I've got appt with consultant privately who also does NHS list in our area. The hosp said it should be seamless if I go between him and NHS x

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 14:01 in response to Marlyn

Hi Marlyn,

 

I've got appt with consultant this eve. I agree the NHS has been fab so far and have no worries re their care. My only problem is I have to find cover for my work a week in advance wont get letter until next week re appt.

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 17:13 in response to polished2

that’s reassuring - hope everything goes well x 

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 19:43 in response to Magpiemaggie

Hi saw consultant he says it's a huuuuge cyst and I'm booked in Monday for radiology to drain it and then if needed mammogram but he said it is unlikely I'll need it. Xx thank you all for your support.

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 19:50 in response to polished2

Oh polished - so happy for you x

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 20:05 in response to polished2

Phew! Now rest up....you deserve it xx

Breast clinic referral

12 Sep 2019 22:43 in response to Marlyn

Xx yes and a cry with relief. You ladies have been through a dreadful experience and have  been so kind to offer your support.