How long to wait for referral appointment




So I noticed a while ago that my nipple had changed and was now a lot more inverted than it had been.  I put off going to the doctors but then had been getting quite a lot of pain in the same breast so thought I should.  During my examination she found a small pea sized lump which she said moved (which I think is a good sign), but referred me to the hospital to check both things.

Along with being absolutely petrified, I’m also worried that the hospital have forgotten about me.  I had my appointment at lunchtime last Thursday and haven’t heard anything about an appointment yet.  I just wondered whether other people had had to wait this long.



Hi Cathryn, 

I am really sorry to hear you have been going through this worrying time and I am sure some of our users will be along to offer their support. 

In the meantime please do call our helplineon 0808 800 6000 who will be able to talk to you about what to expect and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below. 

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Late opening Wednesday 9am-7pm
Saturday, 9am-1pm

Best wishes,