Waiting time after sugery

I am having a lumpectomy on Friday 8th August.  Can anyone give me any idea how long I then have to wait before seeing the doctor to find out the next step?

Hi Lara777

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Hi Lara


I waited 2 weeks after WLE and SNB op to get the results, which i think is the usual time to wait at most hospitals.


Good luck with your op


Jaye x

It depends on when the meeting of the team happens to discuss the week’s cases - for me, it was just under 2 weeks after my WLE (‘lumpectomy’) and SNB (Sentinel Node Biopsy). Naturally, there will be other considerations, such as staff availabilty, etc…

Thanks for the replies.  I’m sure everyone feels the same but the waiting time between appointments seems so long!

I’m keeping as busy as possible and while I am busy, I almost forget anything is wrong until it comes back to kick me.