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Waiting times for Breast USC referral

6 Nov 2018 16:09


My gp referred me yesterday to my local breast centre. GP told me there were cliassifying the referral as USC and that the referral pathway meant i should be seen in 2 weeks. She said I should call the centre, which I did today. They advised me there was a six week waiting list for urgent referrals. I mentioned the nice standards to them and they said they were ony guidelines and they couldnt meet them. Can anyone let me know whether there is anything i can do. As you can imagine I am worried and this is a long wait

Re: Waiting times for Breast USC referral

8 Nov 2018 22:48 in response to sharl

Welcome to Cancer Chat Sharl although I'm sorry about the trouble you're having with your referral.

Hopefully some of our breast cancer ladies will reply soon to offer their advice and share their experiences with you but do give our cancer nurses a call if you'd like to chat to someone about this. Their phone lines are open Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m on 0808 800 4040.

It may be worth getting in touch with Breast Cancer Care about this as well.

I hope you're able to get seen soon Sharl.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator