Thanks for posting. It's understandable to be concerned about the wait to start chemotherapy.
There are targets of 31 days for subsequent treatments. However, this is taken from when the decision is made to have that treatment and not diagnosis. A further five week wait to discuss your treatment does seem like a longer than usual wait. As Jaybro says your team will want to make sure they have all the information they need plus the opportunity to agree this at the multi-disciplinary team meeting which may explain some of the time this is taking.
It might help to contact your breast care nurse to talk through your concerns. They may be able to explain this time frame, which may include some backlog created by the problem with the path lab. If there is no option of having an appointment sooner hopefully they can reassure you this won't impact on the outcome for you.
Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.
The number is 0808 800 6000 ( Next Generation Text service, prefix 18001).
Please be aware our Helpline will be closed on Monday 30 August due to the bank holiday.
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Hi @dizzyc - thanks for coming back with the update (and I love your humour, made me smile). I’m really glad you have an answer and hope that the stromatolites will go away on its own - I’m sorry I don’t know much about seromas so can’t offer any advice, I’ve read about them a lot on here so they seem very common. Evie xx
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