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Re: 10 week wait

I know if it is an urgent referral you have to be seen within 2 weeks.
I saw my GP, who made all the right noises 'it's nothing' etc, but then got a referral the following week. I think it depends on the GP's assessment. If they think it's a problem, then the appointment comes thro' very quickly.
Hopefully your GP assessment was OK and you'll be seen as soon as possible. 10 weeks is a long time to wait with this hanging over you though. Just hope he's right.
xx

Re: 10 week wait

Hi Dylmaxlexi
I'm not sure where abouts you live but I thought that in England you had to be seen within 2 weeks of a referral. I think 10 weeks is unacceptable although I notice that you have already waited quite a few weeks since your appointment with your GP.
I do hope everything is fine when you go for your appointment on 4th March. Remember, there are lots of other things it could be so try to keep things in perspective.
Best wishes
Patchit

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hi i live in glasgow and had to wait nearly 11-12 wk for an app i saw my doc on the 16th may 12 and was told id be referred and seen within 2wk but when i called the clinic i was told id wait at least 10 wks never got an app till 31st july its a disgrace as if your not worried enough hope all go's well for you takecare xxx
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hi i live in glasgow and had to wait nearly 11-12 wk for an app i saw my doc on the 16th may 12 and was told id be referred and seen within 2wk but when i called the clinic i was told id wait at least 10 wks never got an app till 31st july its a disgrace as if your not worried enough hope all go's well for you takecare xxx

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Hello there, I think a ten week wait to be seen by a breast clinic is intollerable. I would contact both your GP and the clinic and say how concerned you are and that you are not at all comfortable with waiting until the 4th of March. Its not fair to leave you haning on like this.
I hope you get an appointment soon and it turns out ok for you.
All the Best Suzy

Re: 10 week wait

Hi dylmaxlexi

It sounds like you're having a pretty worrying time at the moment. I'm sure the users of this site will be along to support you soon.

In the meantime may I suggest you give the helpline a call and talk this through with a trained member staff. Here you can share your concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.

Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator

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10 week wait

hi there so glad i found this forum im 31 years old on 23rd dec i found a lump under my right armpit at the breast so i went to gp on xmas eve who felt it and felt the lump but couldnt determine if it was on breast or armpit as it was borderline.She referred me to breast clinic as she said she would do with all patients anyway it took weeks to hear from them and my appointment has been made for the 4th march which is 10 weeks anyone else think this is too long been told clinic short staffed and that i just have to wait my partner and mum are going nuts thx